Why Are Straight Teeth So Important?

You may be wondering why Dr. Godwin and the team at Bel Air Orthodontics work tirelessly to give our patients straight teeth. While it's no secret that everyone wants a great smile, you may be surprised to learn that straightening your teeth can offer so many more benefits.

Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth

Straight teeth are easier to keep clean which leads to better oral hygiene, fewer cavities, and healthier gums. A healthier smile also means a healthier bite. When you upper and lower teeth fit together the way the should, it's easier to bite, chew and speak. Various bite problems from overbite to underbite can cause excessive wear of your teeth and possible jaw joint problems. Correcting these orthodontic problems can prevent decay, gum disease and even tooth loss.

Improve Your Smile  - Improve Your Self Esteem

Your smile is your greeting to the world, but not everyone is born with beautiful, straight teeth. Misaligned, crooked and crowded teeth may be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness for some people. The good news is that orthodontic treatment can correct these problems which can give you self-esteem and confidence that comes with straight teeth and a healthy smile.

Appearance Does Matter

Truth be told, appearance does matter. Studies have proven over and over again that a great smile can literally change how you feel about yourself and how people see you - at work and in your personal life. People with straight, healthy teeth demonstrate high self-esteem and confidence and this comes through to everyone they meet. Like it or not, your smile is a reflection of you.

To see how much better your smile can be, contact the team at Bel Air Orthodontic for a complimentary initial exam. We offer a variety of treatment options that can give you the smile you've always wanted.