Wanting a straighter smile may feel superficial. Want the good news? It’s not! There are so many benefits to straightening your teeth which don’t all revolve around looking good (although let’s face it, we love that).
If your partner, family, or friends ever try to tell you that you don’t need your teeth straightened, they may mean well. However, they’re technically not 100% correct. Most people don’t know this, but straightening your smile actually has a whole host of very real health benefits. If your partner, family, or friends ever try to tell you that you don’t need your teeth straightened, they may mean well. However, they’re technically not 100% correct. Most people don’t know this, but straightening your smile actually has a whole host of very real health benefits.
Trying to justify getting clear aligners? Here’s why the choice to work on your smile is really a chance to invest in yourself.
improve your dental hygiene
Hands up if you love having fresh breath! Nobody wants the alternative, but the sad reality is that misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean. Unless you’re a whiz with that brushing and daily flossing, this means that you may be prone to walking around with bad breath.
We’ll break it down for you. When you’re eating, food is more likely to become trapped between crooked teeth, which leads to bacteria and eventually plaque building up. Science dictates that having straight teeth allows you to easily get around each and every tooth when brushing, and in between each tooth when flossing. In turn, this leads to better dental hygiene. Pretty cool!
improve your dental health
Crooked smiles are often the result of something not quite sitting right. For example, your teeth may be uneven, you may have crowding or issues with spacing along the jaw. These issues can actually cause bleeding and swelling, and you may be at risk of gum disease (or periodontal disease, if you want to be fancy).
There’s nothing trivial about wanting straighter teeth – they’re a wonderful way to improve your overall well being.
This might not seem so bad, but the truth is, it can be. Not only does it look pretty nasty, it can get so out of hand that you may have to have teeth taken out.
Having straighter teeth also prevents the risk of teeth chipping or even breaking, and even reduces pressure along your jawline which can cause headaches or neck pain. Not such a vain pursuit anymore, huh?
improve your emotional health
If you’ve ever hidden your smile out of self-consciousness, you’re not alone. Lots of our customers have shared that they’ve felt exactly the same way.
Clear aligners aren’t magic medicine, but they can offer you some self confidence. Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, and it can open doors. The more you smile, the happier you feel and the more positive vibes you’ll be putting out. Of course, you don’t need super straight teeth to smile, but if that’s a barrier for you, just think how much you could grow.
There’s nothing trivial about wanting straighter teeth – they’re a wonderful way to improve your overall well being. Feel better from the outside in. Take our quiz now to see if you’re a suitable candidate to get clear aligners from smilogy.
We transform Australian smiles. Why smilogy? Because your future smile = biology + technology. Our sleek smilogy clinics and top smile tech will change the way you think about dental forever.
Dr Luke Cronin
As a graduate of the University of Queensland (2000, 2013) and the University of Sydney (2006), Dr Cronin is one of Australia’s leading cosmetic dentists, specialising in creating stunning new smiles with cutting edge cosmetic dentistry techniques, including clear aligners, whitening and porcelain veneers.
Dr Cronin's work has been showcased in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle magazine and in 2019 he was awarded Australasian Dentist of the Year by My Face My Body in 2019.
Acknowledged an expert in his field for segments on the Today Show and House of Wellness, Dr Cronin now offers his first-class cosmetic treatments and customer care at smilogy.