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Benefits of a Straighter Smile

braces model with brushDeciding to straighten your teeth isn’t just about wanting to feel better about how your smile looks. Actually, it has a significant impact on your dental and overall health. How can you know whether or not investing in braces such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles is something that you should do?

Straighter Teeth Are Healthier Teeth

Crowded teeth are far more difficult to keep clean, even if you brush several times each day. Because of this, they often have an increased rate of cavities or periodontal disease. Deciding to straighten your smile can make it easier to manage your oral health.

Make An Impression That Lasts

It goes without saying, but a beautiful smile is one of the very first things that people notice about you. When you feel good about the way your teeth look, you’re apt to smile more frequently. Research has shown that people with nice smiles who smile often are more likely to have higher paying jobs and more friends.

Prevent TMJ Disorders or Broken Teeth

six-month-smiles-providerThe way your teeth bite together impacts their functional wear and the positioning of your jaw. When the teeth come together abnormally, it can also cause them to wear down irregularly… creating sharp or flat areas, or chipping away altogether.

Even mild alterations in your jaw movement can gradually create strain to the internal disc and ligaments inside or around the TMJ.

Correcting the functional alignment of the teeth reduces strain to the jaw and allows teeth to avoid accelerated wear. This can also help you avoid broken fillings or crowns caused by irregular biting patterns.

What Are Your Orthodontic Goals?

At Fayetteville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer Invisalign braces and Six Month Smiles orthodontics. Schedule a consultation with us today to find out which one is best for your long-term smile goals.