What are the benefits of straighter teeth?
Straighter teeth offer more than a cosmetic benefit! Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, so you can better maintain your teeth and avoid gum disease and cavities. Straight teeth that are in a more ideal position often also improve your chewing function- leading to a better diet. Many patients benefit from idealizing the position of their teeth because it reduces clenching and grinding habits, which can lead to sensitivity, abfraction lesions (notches in the tooth by the gumline), and temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Early orthodontic intervention can also lead to a more open airway and thus improving overall quality of life in the long run.