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Best Orthodontist in Boca Raton and Wellington
Posted on 04/29/2021

How Can Straight Teeth Change Your Life?

If you are afraid to smile and feel self-conscious about the way your teeth look you are missing out on all of the benefits that a beautiful smile has to offer.  At Santelli Orthodontics our number one priority is helping our patients achieve the smile that they have always wanted and deserve.  Having your teeth straightened with metal braces, clear braces or Invisalign clear aligners can change your life in many ways.  A beautiful smile will enhance your appearance, increase your self-esteem and can improve your overall health.  


Increase your self-esteem with straight teeth


Numerous studies have correlated the positive impact straight teeth can have on one’s life.  In fact, Align technology i.e. Invisalign recently conducted a study to evaluate the impact of straight teeth on one’s life.  What their study concluded was that when someone feels good about their smile they have greater self-confidence which transcends into having a positive impact upon ones’s personal and professional life.  Invisalign reported that:


  • 70% of respondents said that straightening their teeth changed their appearance for the better and boosted their self-confidence
  • Approximately 60% of respondents said others perceived them as happier, more successful and even more intelligent after they had orthodontic treatment and straight teeth
  • About 80% of respondents said that a confident smile gave them the push needed to accomplish a task or achieve a goal


Almost every respondent acknowledged that they felt far more confident in themselves and their smiles after orthodontic treatment.


A happier mouth is a healthier mouth


Straight teeth allow for a healthier mouth.  Crooked or overlapping teeth can trap food, plaque and bacteria creating an environment for gingivitis (inflammation of your gums) or periodontitis (bone loss and gum recession).  Flossing can be difficult and a struggle when someone has crooked teeth and no space between them.  Bad bacteria can flourish in this environment which can lead to serious dental problem including the formation of cavities, tooth decay, gum disease and even health problems. Straightening your teeth with braces or Invisalign clear aligners will help you brush and floss more effectively thereby reducing your chances of unwanted dental or health problems.


Straight teeth can improve your health 


A variety of health problems such as TMJ, chronic headaches and soreness in the jaws and neck may arise if orthodontic issues are not corrected.  The inability to chew properly, swallow and absorb nutrients can be caused by misaligned or crooked teeth.  Research has found a link between gum disease and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.


Straight teeth make it easier to chew and eat food


Chewing and processing your food can be more cumbersome and difficult if your teeth and jaws are not properly aligned.  Teeth that are misaligned can cause damaging forces on the teeth when chewing and eating.  This can result in wear, tear and breakdown of teeth and can even weaken the muscles used for chewing.  Effective chewing and breakdown of food is important for digestion.  Proper chewing of food is important so that food is broken down into small particles which allows your digestive track to absorb all nutrients.  


Straight teeth and a properly aligned bite will improve speech


Speech is affected by teeth and jaw alignment.  Misalignment affects tongue position which is important when forming certain sounds such as ’t’, ’n’ and ‘d’.   Speech difficulties may arise which will influence communication at school, home or work.  Straightening your teeth with braces or Invisalign clear aligners will ensure proper placement of the tongue which will improve speech.


Change your life with straight teeth and a beautiful smile at Santelli Orthodontics


Straightening your teeth and/or correcting your bite will have a positive impact upon your life.  You will be happier, have greater self-confidence and your overall health will improve.  Dr. Santelli and his wonderful team at Santelli Orthodontics located in Boca Raton, FL and Wellington, FL are committed to helping people of all ages with the highest quality orthodontic care possible.  We are excited to offer children, teenagers and adults in Palm Beach County and South Florida the opportunity to straighten their teeth and change their lives!


With orthodontic office locations in Boca Raton, FL and Wellington, FL it’s never been easier to take the first step towards achieving the beautiful smile that you have always wanted and dreamed about.  Contact our office at (561) 395-6464 to schedule your FREE Orthodontic Consultation and let us help you look great, feel great and smile large.  Santelli Orthodontics has been recognized as the Top Orthodontic Practice in Boca Raton, Wellington, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and all of Palm Beach County.

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9930 Clint Moore Rd., Suite D102Boca Raton, FL 33496


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