How important is it to have straight teeth?

How important is it to have straight teeth?
17th December 2015

The Importance of Straight Teeth

Find out more at Beechwood Dental, in Bournemouth

Most people choose a Six Month Smile®, Quick Straight Teeth® and Inman Aligner® dentist in Bournemouth, Dorset to achieve a more beautiful smile, which they hope will get them noticed for all the right reasons. However, straight teeth are also beneficial to your dental health as well as your overall health. If your teeth are crooked or you have unsightly gaps and spaces between your teeth, then our friendly and highly skilled dental team at Beechwood Dental, in Bournemouth, Boscombe can help.

Most adults think that a great smile can benefit them in the work place as well as being a great social asset. However, straighter teeth will give them the confidence to smile in all types of situations.  They won’t have to worry about making a bad impression because of crooked or misaligned teeth.

So, what are the benefits of having straighter teeth?

As well as giving you a confident smile it also helps


  • Helps with cleaning

Good oral hygiene involves brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. If your teeth overlap or are crooked your hygiene routine may not be as effective as it should be. It can be difficult to get dental floss between and around crooked teeth. Teeth which are overlapping or crooked are difficult for you to reach with your toothbrush. By not cleaning your teeth properly then your risk of tooth decay and gum disease is greatly increased. By straightening your teeth, it makes it easier for you to maintain a good level of oral health.

  • Risk of gum disease

Gums that are red and swollen may be the cause of teeth that are overcrowded or gapped. Gums don’t fit as well around teeth which are misaligned. Food and bacteria can get lodged in the gum tissue, cause infections and can lead to tooth loss. Healthy gums hug straight teeth closely. This helps prevent  infections and because teeth are held in place more securely, people with straight teeth are less vulnerable to tooth loss.

  • Improves digestion

You probably wouldn’t visit your dentist with severe stomach cramps but if you’re experiencing digestive problems, then it could  be your teeth that are causing the problem. Crooked teeth and bad bites can make it harder for you to chew your food completely. As a result you may be swallowing large pieces of food or food which hasn’t been sufficiently broken down by the saliva in your mouth. With Anthony Inman, our Bournemouth dentist, straightening your teeth it may  put an end to your stomach problems.

Short Term Orthodontics in Bournemouth is about so much more than improving your smile. It can also result in better oral and bodily health. Here at Beechwood Dental in Bournemouth, Southbourne  we offer a wide range of invisible braces.  In some cases they can deliver results in as little as six months. There’s never been a better time to visit Anthony Inman for a FREE, no obligation consultation and find out how you can have your teeth straightened! To find out more about our Orthodontic packages visit our website. (All packages include two Free hygiene visits and FREE home whitening)

Call us today on 01202 397074 or contact us via our website at and arrange for your Free no obligation consultation.


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Beechwood Dental Practice
8 Beechwood Ave, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 1LX

T: 01202 397074

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Practice Hours
Monday 08.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 08.00 - 18.45
Wednesday 08.00 - 17.30
Thursday 08.00 - 17.30
Friday 08.00 - 17.00
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Tuesday 08.30 - 18.30
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.15