Orthodontics

Why Straighten Teeth

The teeth are one of the most essential features of our face and they can have a major impact in the way you look. Here are the main reasons why you need to invest in them:

1. People find beautiful teeth attractive.

According to several studies, majority of singles consider the teeth the number one physical attribute that they consider when looking for a prospective partner. About 71% of women and 55% of men put the teeth at the top of their list of desired traits. People with straight teeth are twice as likely (57%) to be asked on a date.

2. It increases your chance of getting hired or promoted.

One study also found that people with straight teeth were 45% more likely to get hired compared to those with crooked teeth, and 58% more likely to succeed in their respective careers.

3. Straight teeth improve your health.

Straightening the teeth doesn’t just improve your social and professional life – it also boosts your health. People who have crooked teeth are more likely to suffer from tooth decay and gum disease due to the increased likelihood of plaque and tartar buildup. Even if you floss and brush your time regularly, food particles can still get stuck in the little spaces in between your teeth.
Misaligned teeth also make it difficult to chew food properly and hasten tooth wear.
With orthodontic treatments, your teeth will be straightened so you can chew your food better and prevent tooth and gum problems. Additionally, with a straight smile you’ll feel more confident and less anxious when around other people. This too can benefit your health.

The decision to improve your smile with the help of an orthodontist can make you happier, healthier and a more confident individual. Let Lower East Side Orthodontics fix your smile and discover the difference it can make in your life!

American Dental Association
American Association of Orthodontics
World Federation of Orthodontists
New York State Dental Association
9th District dental society