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The surprising perks of having straight teeth

What are the benefits of having straight teeth?

Key Points:

  • There are so many ways in which you can benefit from having straight teeth. Some of them may surprise you!
  • Straight teeth are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also have many health benefits.
  • It’s easier to maintain proper oral care throughout and after teeth straightening with clear aligners, reducing the risk of developing dental problems.
  • Having straight teeth can boost your self-esteem as you begin to smile more and more. This increases your confidence and even boosts your career opportunities. 

Straight teeth: desirable for obvious (& not-so-obvious) reasons

Most people would say that straight teeth make you look:

  • Healthier
  • Confident
  • Attractive

…and these attributes aren’t actually as superficial as they might seem! In fact, it’s in our nature to find a harmonious smile, or straight teeth, appealing. Biologically speaking, teeth are one of the subconscious factors that help humans gauge the health and fertility of a potential partner. So, there’s more to a straight smile than meets the eye!

Benefits of straight teeth after clear aligners treatment

Table with the benefits of having straight teeth

  • Straight teeth are easier to floss and clean:

Did you know that having crooked teeth or gappy teeth means that food and drink debris can get stuck easier? Having straighter teeth makes it easier to floss & brush, avoiding excess plaque and preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

  • Better dental hygiene habits:

People that started aligner treatment tend to report that their oral health improves during the process as a result of more frequent brushing and flossing. After investing money and time in achieving their dream smiles, making sure their smile is in tip-top shape is a priority and they most definitely are not going to start neglecting their teeth any time soon. These new dental hygiene habits stick with you throughout treatment and long after, helping you maintain your healthiest smile.

  • Improved Oral Health:

Misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean. Straightening your teeth helps optimise their position in relation to each other, improving dental health as well as your smile. The best part is that dental wellness matters to your overall wellness! How come? Infections in the mouth can easily transfer to other parts of our body. Bacteria can cause infections and inflammation all over if not treated well.

  • Smiling makes us happy

An article posted in Psychology Today shows that smiling can boost your mood by releasing endorphins. Many of our users tell us that their crooked or gappy teeth took a toll on their self-confidence, causing them to smile with their mouths closed or covering their smiles with their hands for years. Smiling freely is great for your mental health and overall happiness.

  • A positive feedback loop of confidence

People with straight teeth are often perceived to be more confident, successful, and happy. This comes down to feeling confident in your smile and a resulting predisposition to smile even more. Straight teeth = more smiling = more confidence = more smiling = …!

  • Better professional opportunities:

Kelton Research conducted a survey of 1,047 Americans and found that people with straight teeth were perceived as successful, likeable, and happier. When you are confident about your smile, you have a higher chance of making positive first impressions and being remembered. This can be mirrored in your career path, especially if it involves client face-to-face interaction.

Straight teeth equal more smiling!

To sum up, there are many benefits to having straight teeth, ranging from health-related benefits to personal and professional advantages. Investing in your smile with traditional braces or clear braces will certainly pay off in more ways than one.

Bonus perk: You will save on dentist appointments as you will considerably lower your risk of dental issues over time!

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