What are the benefits of straighter teeth?


If you’re one of our lovely patients who’s thinking about possibly opting for a straightening treatment then you might be wondering what benefits there are to straight teeth that go beyond that of the obvious… straighter teeth. Well you’re in luck, our dentist in Plymouth, here at Meavy Way Dental Practice, has put together all their favourite benefits of straightening that perhaps you didn’t even know existed.

Easier to…

Clean! You might have already heard our dentist in Plymouth talk about how important good cleaning is to your teeth’s health and obviously they aren’t wrong. We at Meavy Way really want to stress the desire we have to encourage prevention dentistry. Which means we want to work with patients to ensure that together we are doing all we can to make sure you don’t fall victim to something that is avoidable, such as gum disease or tooth decay. In order for prevention dentistry to really work to its full capacity, making the teeth as easy to clean as possible is a serious help.

What do we mean by this? Well, when a room is messy and cluttered it’s harder to clean isn’t it? With cleaning your teeth it’s really no different. Teeth are much better to clean when they are even and correctly aligned as the brush can get around the surface areas more efficiently and you’re much more likely to be able to get between the teeth with floss and interdental brushes to clean the bacteria build-up away. Then of course there’s that it’s just harder for bacteria to build up in between teeth that aren’t lapping over one another.

Less likely to…

Be causing tension. Lots of people who have misaligned teeth and jaws have associated issues that sit alongside this as a symptom. An example of this could be jaw clenching. Jaw clenching is something we can get into the habit of doing either in our sleep or when concentrating, if our jaw isn’t correctly in line. With the clenching comes a series of other problems such as migraines and wearing down on the teeth. Now it’s very hard for our dentist in Plymouth to diagnose that your migraines are linked to a misalignment as they aren’t a GP and so these issues should be of course discussed with a doctor first, but if you’ve tried everything else with no success it’s highly likely the two could be linked.

Sounds good?

If you think that anything mentioned here could be in some way linked to something you, yourself, are experiencing then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the practice. No matter what your age, everyone has the right to a healthy, happy smile and we have some amazing orthodontic systems that are both subtle and modern lifestyle friendly and we’d love to talk you through them and get to know your case in more detail. Does that sound good? Give reception a call today to get booked in for a check-up and chat about your next big life step.