Having your teeth straightened can make a big difference to how you look. However, the reasons to undergo orthodontic treatment extend beyond the cosmetic. You can actually enjoy a reduced risk for problems like gum disease and tooth decay, and have a more natural, comfortable bite. You may worry that not having your teeth straightened as a child or teen means it is too late. However, what you should know is that your dentist can work with you to make corrections to your dental alignment. If you qualify, you can even have a hard to notice appliance from Invisalign.
Orthodontic Treatment Can Improve Your Oral Health
When you straighten your teeth, you can make it easier to fully clean your teeth. Poor alignment can create overlaps that are harder for you to care for effectively, and those spaces can become gathering areas for bacteria. By correcting this problem, you can stop bacteria from building up, which will lower your risk for cavities and gum disease. Straightening your teeth can also help you enjoy a more comfortable bite. This can help you avoid TMJ dysfunction.
Relying On Cosmetic Orthodontics To Provide Discreet Care
If you are concerned that wearing braces at your age will make you feel self-conscious, you should know you that cosmetic orthodontics can help. Patients who qualify for Invisalign can have their teeth corrected via clear braces that are difficult to see. They also allow for easy removal when you need to clean your teeth, or eat. If you are not a good candidate for this treatment, you do have the option to receive tooth-colored brackets, which do a better job blending in with your smile than traditional braces.
Interested In Having Your Teeth Straightened? Let Dr. Cabal Know!
Straightening your teeth can make a real improvement to your appearance, and your oral health. You may have missed your opportunity to have your teeth straightened as a child or teen, but you should know that you can still benefit from an adjustment. Dr. Ciro Cabal and the team at Lake Country Orthodontics serve patients from White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and surrounding Texas communities. To schedule a consultation, you can call our Ft. Worth, TX, office today at (817) 236-7846.