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5 Reasons Why Straight Teeth are Important

Although a perfect smile can make you look younger, it’s not just aesthetics that are important. At Oldham Orthodontics, we strongly believe that teeth straightening can offer a number of surprising benefits for your overall health, both physical and mental. Here are our top five:


Healthier gums

Healthier gums

If your teeth are crowded and overlapping they can become a magnet for food and plaque, causing inflammation and periodontal disease. When you have straight teeth, the gums fit more securely around them and become easier to clean and floss.


Less headaches

Less headaches

If you suffer from chronic headaches, you may be surprised to know that it could be as a result of crooked teeth. Teeth that do not line up properly can cause dysfunction in your temporomandibular joints, which are located on either side of your face. This can cause soreness, headaches, migraines and neck pain.


Normal tooth wear

When teeth sit together abnormally, it can make them clash unevenly. This can cause a whole host of painful and costly problems, such as excess enamel wear, dental fractures and chips.


Clearer speech

Wonky teeth can sometimes be to blame for speech impediments such as lisps and difficulties in pronunciation. Although orthodontic treatment is not a magical cure-all for speech disorders, it can offer life changing solutions.


Improved self confidence

If you have crooked teeth, you may find that your self-esteem is low and that you don’t have the confidence to smile, laugh or talk freely. You may look at photographs critically, unable to enjoy memories because of the way you perceive your teeth. Having a straight smile can give you a new lease of life by giving you the confidence to enjoy yourself, without feeling self-conscious every time you open your mouth.


How Oldham Orthdontics Can Help

How Oldham Orthdontics Can Help

At Oldham Orthodontics, we offer a wide range of the latest orthodontic treatments to help children and adults to have beautifully straight smiles.

All of the orthodontists at our Oldham-based practice are highly experienced and work hard to provide discreet, affordable and convenient solutions for people looking for straight teeth. For further information please visit our website or call: 0161 622 0987.