A nice smile is timeless, of course. Your smile is one of the first things that other people, strangers, friends and relatives notice about you. A beautiful smile not only increases self-esteem, but it also gives you a good chance of landing that job or being promoted.
But as important as a beautiful smile may be, there are other benefits that getting braces can give you.
First of all, straight teeth make for easier eating. People who have straight teeth have an easier and more effective time biting and chewing, and even speaking (but don’t speak with your mouth full) as compared to folks who have crooked teeth.
Straight teeth are also easier to clean. Food doesn’t get everywhere and straight teeth are easier to clean, brush and floss. And because you have clean teeth, you can easily prevent future cavities and other periodontal diseases, which in turn can also lead to weakening and destroying the bone which holds the teeth in place.
Beats a Facelift
And orthodontics also benefit more than just your mouth, but also your overall facial features. Proper treatment can help bring your teeth and lips into proper alignment and proportion with your jaw and the rest of your face. And we all know proper proportions mean a more beautiful looking face.
These are just some of the reasons why investing in braces early in your life or your child’s life, if you are a parent, is a good and more cost effective idea. This beats having to tackle dental problems when they arise in the future.
Plus you can’t beat a beautiful smile, anyways.