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4 Benefits of Having Straight Teeth and an Aligned Bite

September 23, 2021
Posted By: Painfree Dentistry
Parents and children smiling at Parramatta dental clinic

Did you know that having straighter teeth can improve your oral health? Straight teeth and an aligned bite promote the natural function of the teeth and jaws, and they are easier to maintain and clean. 

At Painfree Dentistry in Harris Park, we offer various modern orthodontic treatments to help re-establish your bite and protect your oral health. With our advanced orthodontic systems, you can attain a healthier, straighter smile with the perfectly aligned bite you have always wanted.  

Here are four reasons why we believe orthodontics are helpful and having straight teeth is beneficial to one's oral and overall health. 

#1 Straight teeth prevent jaw-related issues. 

A misaligned bite can add stress to the jaw joints and strain surrounding supportive muscles. A straight, symmetrical bite keeps the teeth and jaws in position to function smoothly. 

#2 Straight teeth reduce the risk of periodontal disease. 

Because straight teeth are easier to clean, they reduce the risk of periodontal disease. Crooked or crowded teeth make it difficult to remove bacteria from spaces the toothbrush and floss can't reach. Lingering bacteria trigger gum disease, an infection that can irritate and damage supportive oral tissues, periodontal ligaments and the alveolar bone. If left untreated, gum disease can even lead to tooth and bone loss, heart complications and respiratory issues. 

#3 Straight teeth protect your overall health. 

Did you know that oral infection can pose a threat to the entire body? Bacteria in the mouth can attack the gums and enter the bloodstream through blood vessels in the mouth. In turn, this can damage the arteries and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and other issues. It's easier to control plaque and bacteria with straight teeth. You can support your whole-body health by caring for the teeth and gums and practising exceptional dental hygiene. 

#4 Straight teeth last longer. 

Chewing and biting generate pressure on the teeth and jaws, and aligned teeth can handle chewing forces without having premature wear. Bite problems put excessive stress on the teeth, resulting in premature wear. When teeth wear down, it can make them more vulnerable to decay, breakage, chipping, fractures and abnormal flattening of chewing surfaces. Straight teeth remain solid and stable, so they continue their essential functions without risking damage or disease.

Correct Your Bite with Modern Orthodontics in Harris Park, NSW 

At Painfree Dentistry, we offer several modern orthodontic treatments to realign a person's bite, correct crooked or crowded teeth and attain a healthier, more functional smile. We treat orthodontic concerns for children, teenagers and adults so your entire family can enjoy having straight teeth. 

We invite you to contact our Parramatta dental clinic today to arrange a consultation with Dr Alam