Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

Are you considering orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth? While having generally straighter teeth is a top cosmetic reason for receiving orthodontic treatment, it’s not the only benefit. Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS, and her team at Dr. Darj Dental use ClearCorrect clear aligners to help you reach your aesthetic and oral health goals. 

Here, we explore the top six health benefits of straightening your teeth with ClearCorrect aligners.

1. Reduced risk of interproximal cavities

Cavities often form on the chewing surface of your molars, but they can also form in between two teeth. This type of cavity is called an interproximal cavity.

If your teeth are crooked or crowded, it’s more difficult to remove the plaque from the spaces between your teeth, and if the plaque isn’t adequately removed, you’re more at risk of developing a cavity. Flossing and brushing are the No. 1 defense against tooth decay, and straightening your teeth makes it easier for flossing and brushing to do their job.

If you have trouble thoroughly brushing and flossing properly because of crowded or crooked teeth, consider ClearCorrect to straighten them. 

2. Healthier gums 

Plaque doesn’t just increase your risk of developing a cavity; it can also increase your risk of developing gum disease. If plaque isn’t removed, it hardens and becomes tartar. Tartar and plaque buildup irritate your delicate gum tissue.

How does ClearCorrect help? Straightening your teeth with removable aligner trays can make it easier to get rid of plaque from between your teeth, which helps keep gingivitis and gum disease from developing.

3. Fewer stress fractures

Did you know that misaligned teeth cause uneven wear-and-tear on your teeth? When you bite down or chew with a malocclusion — or an irregular bite — you can inadvertently put too much stress on some of your teeth. This can contribute to stress fractures in your teeth as well as cracks and chips.

ClearCorrect can shift your teeth into proper alignment, which eliminates the problem of uneven wear-and-tear.

4. No more pain from TMJ disorders

In addition to stress fractures, malocclusion can cause other dental issues, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. If your TMJ pain is caused by a bad bite, straightening your teeth can reduce your jaw discomfort.

5. Improved mental health

Orthodontic treatment with ClearCorrect can support your mental health by increasing your confidence and your self-esteem. According to a 2018 study, researchers found that orthodontic treatment significantly improved participants' mental health as well as improved their attitude toward their own body image.

6. No oral lesions

ClearCorrect utilizes BPA-free, FDA-approved clear plastic trays to shift your teeth into their ideal location. This means you don’t have to deal with metal wires or brackets, which are notorious for causing oral lacerations on your lips, tongue, or the inside of your cheeks. 

Boost your oral health with ClearCorrect

Is ClearCorrect right for you? You might consider orthodontic treatment if you struggle with: 

If you’re ready for a dazzling, healthy smile, schedule your consultation with Dr. Darj and find out if ClearCorrect is the solution for you. Give our El Paso, Texas, office a call at 915-213-4097. You can also book an appointment online.

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