Reasons to be Thankful For a Straight Smile

This season, there are many things to be grateful for, including a beautifully straight smile brought to you by orthodontic treatment such as braces and Invisalign. But it’s not all just aesthetics—your straight teeth offer more than a few benefits beyond what you can see!

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5 reasons your straight smile is something to give thanks for:

1. You Have More Confidence

It’s been said that you’re never fully dressed without a smile, and if that’s true, then having beautifully straight teeth is the equivalent of wearing the finest clothes everywhere you go. Straight teeth simply look nicer, and when you like what you see in the mirror, you are naturally more confident. This confidence can greatly affect your wellbeing at work and at home, so be thankful for your dazzlingly straight teeth the next time you glance in the mirror!


2. You Have a Lower Risk for Accidents

If you are athletic or a bit of a klutz, you know that accidents can happen to your mouth at any time. However, if you have straight teeth, you are way less likely to have an oral accident due to a sudden impact. This is because straight teeth, unlike crooked teeth, can be easily fitted for a mouthguard while playing sports and are less likely to crack or break than their protruding counterparts. So, the next time you take a tumble, you can be thankful that your teeth stay intact because they’re straight!


3. You Have Fewer Oral Issues

Another reason to be thankful for your straight smile is that having straight teeth leads to less dental problems down the road. Gum disease and cavities are much more prevalent in those with crooked teeth, mostly because the spacing between the teeth is harder to access brushing and flossing. With a straight smile, however, teeth are easier to brush and floss, leading to better dental heath overall.


4. You Have Clear Speech

Crooked, misaligned teeth are a leading cause of speech impediments and can impact a person’s school performance, social life, and ability to succeed to due lack of confidence. Be thankful that with a straight smile, you more readily bypass these issues, putting yourself ahead of the curve.


5. You Are Healthier Overall

Straight teeth are important to not just your oral health, but also your overall health. Crooked teeth are harder to clean and can lead to tooth decay. That decay then goes on to negatively impact your risk for heart disease and can increase your blood sugar. Having a straight smile helps you avoid those problems with simpler oral hygiene—yet another reason to be grateful for your straight teeth!

At Island Orthodontics, we are so thankful for wonderful patients like you because we love creating straight, healthy smiles and improving people’s lives! Have you had your smile straightened with us? If you haven’t yet, schedule your free smile consultation with our friendly team of teeth experts to get you on the path to a straight smile ASAP. We have a combined 150 years of experience and are dedicated to giving the residents of South Baldwin and Mobile a reason to smile! Schedule your free smile consultation by calling Island Orthodontics today at (251) 968-1310 (in the Baldwin area) or (251) 344-7604 (in the Mobile area), or simply contact us here today!



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