5 main benefits of straightening your teeth!

The 5 main benefits of straightening your teeth.

1. Improved Confidence & self esteem– One of the main reasons people straighten their teeth is to give a more aesthetically pleasing smile. So many people have to hide their mouths with their hands when they smile or laugh from sheer embarrassment of their teeth.

The ability to smile confidently shouldn’t be over rated, it can definitely be a life changer!

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2. Healthy gums
Red swollen gums can be a result of overcrowded teeth and these symptoms of gum disease can be minimized with straighter teeth.
Improved teeth alignment means your gums can fit around your teeth better which reduces the risk of you developing gum disease. Crooked teeth are also more likely to trap food in between them. The trapped food particles can lead to more plaque, which can then lead to decay!!

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3. Straighter teeth are easier to clean which reduces the risk of tooth decay/gum disease. With traditional braces there are certain foods you have to avoid as they will get stuck in your brackets & wires. There are no brackets & wires with Invisalign and you remove them for meals, so you can continue to eat what you like – bonus for all the foodies out there!!

Because Invisalign are removable you can also continue to brush and floss as normal without your braces getting in the way.

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4.Studies have shown that oral infections from gum disease/tooth decay can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes.

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If you’re unsure about whether or not to get your teeth straightened, realise that doing so improves more than just your smile. In fact, straightening your teeth with a clear brace like Invisalign benefits both your self esteem and your health.

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All the best.

The clearbraces.ie team