Some people are born with a straight, nearly perfect set of teeth. The one or two flaws that may exist are too hidden or negligible to cause any concern. If you’re one of these lucky ones, all you have to do is take care of your teeth. Brush twice a day, floss once a day, go to your dentist twice a year, don’t use your teeth to open a bag of chips or a bottle of soda, and avoid food or drinks that may cause cavities or that have too much acidic content.
Celebrities usually have great teeth and that’s partly why they’re celebrities. They were either lucky enough to be born with those teeth or they had some work done early in their career.
As for everyone else, the use of an orthodontic appliance may be the only chance to have straight teeth. But why are straight teeth so important?
Straight Teeth Are Easier to Clean
Straight teeth don’t give you problems when you’re brushing and flossing. With crooked or misaligned teeth, there are areas that are harder for dental floss to reach, which may cause some bleeding. It’s also more difficult to brush away the stuck particles of food and the bacteria forming there. When your teeth are straight, these chores become easier and more reliable.
Crooked Teeth Trap More Particles
The food you chew doesn’t all get flushed down, even after you drink water. Some of the food debris stays in your mouth, stuck between your teeth. The more crooked your teeth are, the more debris gets stuck. This wouldn’t be a problem if you could remove it with a toothbrush or a strip of floss, but as mentioned previously, that’s harder to do with crooked or misaligned teeth. Whatever food remains in your mouth becomes a source of sustenance for bacteria, which may eventually lead to the formation of plaque, which causes tooth decay and bad breath.
Straight Teeth Look Better
When you smile and show your teeth, are you confident that they’re straight and clean? Or are you concerned because they’re crooked and possible discolored because of tartar? How you answer these questions will prove how much straight teeth matter for your confidence and self-esteem.
Straight teeth don’t just belong to those lucky enough to inherit the right genes. They can belong to anyone who cares enough to have their orthodontist devise a way to help them.