The holiday season is fast approaching! Are you ready? It’s the perfect time of year to take a moment to stop and appreciate all the things in our lives that we are thankful for. If you’ve had braces or Invisalign, a straight smile is certainly one of those things! Whether you’ve already completed orthodontics in Lawrence or are still in the midst of your treatment, here are five reasons to be thankful for a straighter smile!
1.) Improved Confidence
Have you heard the saying “You’re not fully dressed without a smile”? If that’s true, then having a beautifully straightened smile is like wearing a fantastic outfit everywhere you go! Straight teeth simply look nicer, which will naturally help you feel more confident about your appearance.
2.) Your Teeth Are Safer
When teeth are gapped, overlapping, or crowded, they’re at a higher risk of damage. These spacings expose your enamel to excess wear and tear, which can wear it down. This weakens your teeth and makes it more likely that they’ll chip, crack, or develop cavities! When your teeth have been straightened, you can rest easy knowing that your teeth are safer than before.
3.) Better Oral Health
Your newly straightened smile will feel just as good as it looks because aligned teeth can help boost your oral health! Misaligned teeth create spaces that trap plaque and bacteria, and they are difficult to fully clean. Over time, this will easily lead to issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and oral infections. Investing in a straighter, more beautiful smile with orthodontics is also an investment in your oral health!
4.) Your Jaw Health Has Improved
Teeth that aren’t properly aligned influence how your jaws come together, and they often cause bite problems like overbite, underbite, and crossbite. These bite issues can distract from your appearance and make you feel a little self-conscious, but they also have a significant impact on your jaw health! Leaving these problems untreated can cause jaw soreness, teeth grinding, and TMJ disorder. You can thank your straighter smile for your healthier, more comfortable bite.
5.) You Are Healthier Overall
Straighter teeth improve your oral health, your confidence, and even your overall well-being! As mentioned above, straighter teeth are easier to keep clean and prevent oral health issues. Preventing issues like tooth decay and gum disease automatically reduces your risk of the overall health problems they can cause, such as respiratory illness, heart attacks, and inflammatory diseases. If you’re thankful for your health this holiday season, you should also be thankful for your straighter smile!
If you don’t yet have a straighter smile and haven’t started an orthodontic treatment, now is a great time to do so. With your orthodontist’s help, you may be enjoying a straighter smile and the above benefits by the next holiday season!
About the Practice
Super Braces of Lawrence is your family’s one stop shop for complete orthodontic care. We offer specialized treatments for smiles of all ages and stages of life. From pediatric orthodontics, to Invisalign, to adult braces and more, our experienced team is happy to help you and your loved ones enjoy personalized orthodontic care. No matter which treatment you choose, our talented team will be with you every step of the way to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible! To learn more about your orthodontic options, we can be contacted online or at (978) 794-0000.