No one wants to deal with the hassle of braces. What most people don’t realize, it’s an investment in yourself.
The time wasted running back and forth to the orthodontist will get on your nerves. The physical discomfort and the unsightly chunks of metal attached to your teeth are inconvenient. In the long run, they’re all worth it.
How so? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of having straight teeth.
The ROI of Having Straight Teeth
First Impressions Matter
They say you should never judge a book by its cover. Unfortunately, people do. Especially the people conducting job interviews.
They look at your clothes, your shoes, accessories, posture, everything. Part of their job is to see what kind of first impression you make because you will be representing their businesses.
Don’t let anyone lie to you. They would much prefer someone who has a pleasant smile. Why?
Because great customer service always begins with a smile.
Not only that, but a high percentage of people have “good teeth” as one of their main factors when looking for a partner. 38% of Americans will rule out a second date with someone who has bad teeth.
Some people get grossed out and others are just embarrassed about being seen in public with someone who has bad teeth.
But aren’t braces just as unattractive? Invisalign exists for a reason.
How does having straight teeth have any effect on your health? As it turns out, it has quite a bit to do with it.
Straight teeth are easier to clean. They provide a more exposed surface area and with proper alignment, any area that can’t be reached can be hit up with some floss or a water pick.
Having crooked and/or gapped teeth will increase the amount of food stuck between them. This raises your risk of gum disease and cavities.
Bone, Nerve, and Digestive Health
Because of the uneven pressures these tooth issues may have, they are more likely to become damaged and so are the nerves and bones lying underneath.
Normal teeth chew food properly. Jagged, uneven teeth will not, causing the digestive system to work harder to digest food that hasn’t been chewed to the fullest extent necessary.
People who do not have straight teeth usually smile and laugh less. This is a double-whammy.
Not only are they not smiling because they’re trying to hide what’s in their mouth, their self-esteem is taking a hit because they know it’s there and they know they’ll be judged.
Smiling and laughing have a ton of benefits. A smile makes you release endorphins and lowers stress, creating a happier and healthier you.
We live in a time when it’s easier than ever to straighten out your smile. There are several procedures that can combine with braces or other technology to accelerate the straightening process.
You’ve come too far in this life and worked too hard to let crooked teeth hold you back. So get those chompers fixed up and crash through the gates with a winning smile to catapult you into success.
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