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What’s So Great About Straight Teeth?

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HAVING A PERFECTLY STRAIGHT smile isn’t just better-looking, it’s healthier! Let’s take a look at some of the other straight teeth benefits.

1. Straight teeth lead to better oral health. This is because they’re easier to keep clean by daily brushing and flossing than teeth that are very crowded.

2. Straight teeth are less prone to grinding. Teeth that aren’t aligned properly can grind against each other in ways they aren’t meant to, leading to damage and erosion. It can even contribute to jaw problems.

3. In order to speak clearly, it helps to have our teeth positioned correctly. Straight teeth make lisping and other pronunciation problems less likely.

4. Possibly the most surprising benefit to straight teeth is better digestion! It can be hard to chew effectively with a bad bite or crowding issues, and that can contribute to digestive problems like acid reflux and stomach discomfort. With straight teeth, it’ll be much easier to chew thoroughly, and that improvement to digestion will in turn contribute to overall health and well-being.

5. Straight teeth also contribute to improved confidence! It’s easier to smile freely when not worrying about the way that smile looks.

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