When it comes to straightening your teeth, we know you’ve got plenty of options. But Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS, and her experienced team at Dr. Darj Dental in El Paso, Texas, want to help you achieve your goals of straight teeth without the hassle of metal wires and brackets.
We’re happy to offer orthodontic treatment with ClearCorrect®, which relies on removable aligner trays to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Here, we share five benefits of straighter teeth.
1. Increased mental and physical wellness
One of the most common reasons for seeking out straighter teeth is to improve your satisfaction with your smile. If you’re bothered by crooked or crowded teeth, you might feel more reluctant to share your smile with the world. However, smiling plays a big role in supporting your self-esteem and confidence. It can also boost your mood, reduce stress, and support your immune system.
You can reap the benefits of smiling when you share your smile with the world, and you’re more likely to smile when you like your smile. ClearCorrect can help you learn to love your teeth once again.
2. Improved chewing
Large gaps can make it easier for food debris to get stuck between your teeth, and bite issues, such as an open bite, can make it more difficult to chew thoroughly. If you can’t chew food well, it can increase your risk of indigestion or choking. Straight, properly aligned teeth can make it easier and more comfortable to eat.
3. Clearer speech
You might not think about how your teeth affect the way you talk, but your teeth play a big role in creating various word sounds. Overbites, underbites, crowding, and gaps are notorious for causing speech issues. Large gaps can lead to whistling sounds while you talk, underbites can make it harder to make the /t/, /d/, and /n/ sounds, and overbites can affect how you make sibilant sounds, which include /s/ and /ʃ/.
Correcting alignment issues can restore your ability to form these sounds with the proper placement of your teeth, tongue, and lips.
4. Reduced stress fractures
When your teeth aren’t lined up properly, it can increase the risk of excess wear-and-tear on some of your teeth. This can lead to a greater possibility of:
- Uneven wear-and-tear
As you continue through your treatment plan and progress from one clear aligner tray to the next, your teeth should shift closer to their ideal location to fix poor alignment so your top and bottom teeth line up correctly.
5. Improved oral hygiene
Straight teeth don’t just look attractive — they’re easier to clean! Crowding, in particular, can make it very difficult to fully remove plaque from in between your teeth. If left in place, plaque can cause cavities in between your teeth.
Is ClearCorrect right for you?
If you’re unhappy with crooked or crowded teeth but not interested in metal braces, schedule a ClearCorrect consultation with Dr. Darj. ClearCorrect is a discreet, comfortable, and effective orthodontic treatment. To get started today, call our office at 915-213-4097.