Smiling is one of the most basic human emotions that can speak a thousand words. A smile can show confidence and even goodwill, which can be a benefit to you in your personal and professional life. Believe it or not, a straight smile also helps you maintain your oral health. Having straight teeth makes it much easier to clean, floss, and remove plaque that may be hidden in crooked teeth.
Did you know that smiling also has numerous health benefits? It can relieve stress, boost your mood, and improve your sleep quality. When you smile, your facial muscles contract, which forces your cheeks and forehead to pull inward, stretching supporting ligaments, and helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Importance of a straight smile
Oral Overall Health
Having a straight smile is not just important to your confidence and overall appearance, but it can also contribute to better oral and overall health. Straight teeth are aligned with the jaw, which helps you to speak and chew properly. Having teeth that are aligned with the jaw ensures that there is an even distribution of pressure when you bite down. This decreases the risk of premature wear and chipping. When your teeth are not aligned properly, it can create extra strain which can contribute to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome, along with the risk of premature wear and chipping.
Better Oral Health
If your teeth are misaligned, it can be difficult to clean every surface of each tooth as there is often overcrowding and gapping. This can lead to plaque and tartar build-up, which can lead to cavities, inflamed gums, and gum disease – not to mention also wearing down the enamel of your teeth.
Straight teeth are easier to clean, which means you can easily avoid problems with a regimented oral care schedule. When your teeth are properly aligned, it’s also easier to spot signs of decay early on, so you can get the necessary treatment before the problem becomes more serious. Find some tips on how to properly care for your teeth here.
The SureSmile Difference
SureSmile technology is an easy-to-use and affordable way to have straighter teeth and a more confident smile. It uses a simple tooth-aligning procedure that involves unique clear aligners that are customized to every client's specific needs with minimal discomfort.
How SureSmile® works
The SureSmile system involves working with your dentist to digitally scan your teeth and develop a custom treatment plan. The orthodontic treatment works to gradually straighten your teeth with removable custom-fit clear aligners. The digital lab uses an individualized treatment plan that enables your aligners to move your teeth from your first aligner to your last.
How SureSmile® differ from basic aligners?
Advanced technology is utilized to manufacture your unique aligners with smooth edges that ensure maximum comfort for the user. Creating a treatment plan that is individualized for you allows for predictable results that are outlined in the plan while also having accessible support to stay on track. With these unique clear aligners, you can achieve your dream smile sooner than you think - with minimal impact on your daily life.
If you are curious how SureSmile clear aligners compare to traditional metal braces, check out our article here.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your smile without interfering with your appearance or personal/professional life, SureSmile clear aligners are a great place to start. Straight teeth are an important part of a healthy smile and an amazing way to boost your confidence over a relatively short period of time. It is easy to use and affordable, making it a great choice for anyone looking to improve their smile - adults and children alike!
We encourage you to reach out to our team at Ajax Family Dentistry if you want to learn more if SureSmile is right for you.