Crooked, misaligned teeth can make a mark on someone’s appearance. A wonky smile can make you feel insecure about showing off your grin to the world. Your confidence is important, but straighter teeth also provide several health benefits over crooked teeth. Straighter teeth are less susceptible to breakage or tooth decay. Crooked teeth can increase your chances of having sleep disorders or frequent headaches. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, which can decrease your risk of gum disease and oral health issues. Crooked teeth can cause speech impediments. No matter your age, crooked teeth should be addressed.
Reduce Risk of Breaking Teeth
Crowded or protruding teeth are more likely to be damaged in an accident. Crooked teeth that are not aligned correctly sustain more wear and tear from daily functions, which can weaken them over time. Straight teeth are more formidable against accidents and daily wear.
Ease Frequent Headaches or Sleep Disorders
Teeth that are not properly aligned can cause you to grind your teeth. Grinding, also known as bruxism, most often happens while you are sleeping. The grinding can cause your mouth, jaw, and head to hurt. Bruxism can also lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, which can lead to pain in your jaw, mouth, neck, and shoulders. TMJ disorder can also involve jaw popping or locking. Bruxism can cause tiny fractures in your teeth leaving them susceptible to breakage and decay. The tiny fractures caused by grinding can also lead to tooth sensitivity to cold, hot, or sweet foods or drinks.
Improve Oral Health
Overcrowded teeth can create tight pockets where food and drink can hide, but floss or a toothbrush cannot reach. Leftover food and drink can lead to acid and bacteria attacks on the enamel and/or gums. Straighter teeth are easier to clean because there are no hiding spots for harmful agents to thrive.
Large gaps or misaligned teeth can cause a difficulty in speech. Speech impediments, such as a lisp, may be cleared up after teeth are straightened.
Are you ready for a straighter smile?
Talk to Dr. Cabal about treatment options to straighten your smile. To schedule a consultation with Lake Country Orthodontics by calling (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.