What kinds of problems do crooked teeth cause?
Crooked teeth are caused by a discrepancy between the size of your teeth and the size of your jaw. When there isn’t enough space, teeth can become over-crowded, rotated or misaligned. These issues can lead to more problems.
Misaligned teeth may cause some of the following problems:
- An unattractive smile.
- Difficulty in cleaning , increasing your susceptibility to tooth decay.
- Cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.
- Affect your bite and your ability to chew food properly.
- Cause abnormal tooth wear.
- Impair speech.
- Increased likelihood of staining.
Today you have choices when it comes to straightening your teeth
While traditional metal braces may still be the most effective treatment option, orthodontic treatments can straighten teeth in much less conspicuous ways. It may be possible to straighten your teeth with no one knowing you are having orthodontic treatment!
Invisalign is a great example. It works by using a series of clear, virtually invisible, custom-moulded aligners. Invisalign gently realigns your teeth into a beautiful, healthy smile. This is definitely an orthodontic option worth considering to straighten your overcrowded or crooked teeth. You can improve both the health and look of your smile at the same time.
Get the benefits
Cleaner teeth. Longer lasting teeth. Fresher breath. Improved bite and chewing. And healthy jaw function. These are just some of the benefits of straightening your crooked teeth. Plus straight teeth look good. And when we look good we feel better.
If you would like to learn more about how orthodontics can help you improve the health and the look of your smile, please schedule a consultation. We would be happy to discuss your options.