Maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile can have a lasting effect on the rest of your life. A straight, clean smile enables your mouth to function in the best manner possible as well as increases self confidence and overall satisfaction with appearance.

Although self confidence or image may seem like ideas only teenagers and young adults worry about, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many adults have indicated that one of the most important aspects of a potential partner is the state of their teeth. In addition, many feel that their appearance has a lot to do with their career choices.

As society increasingly moves toward more importance being based on looks and appearance expectations, many are undergoing dental and orthodontic appointments to ensure they both look and feel their best.

Health Benefits of  Straight Teeth

In addition to “fitting in,” straight teeth have many health benefits as well. Having straight teeth leaves the teeth less prone to decay, serious infections and injury. They also collect less plaque, as they are easier to brush and floss than crooked or crowded teeth.

Crooked teeth can also cause issues in the gums. Various problems such as underbites, overbites and lack of jaw alignment can cause bleeding and swollen gums, which can lead to other diseases such as gingivitis.

Recent research conducted by orthodontic experts has found that those who floss daily live an average of seven years longer than those who don’t. Crooked or crowded teeth often prevent patients from flossing, or flossing properly.

Learn more about the importance of straight teeth and oral health on our website. Schedule an appointment with New York City orthodontist Dr. Tanya Vaysman today for your own personalized consultation and adult braces choices.

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