Two Reasons Why Straightening Your Teeth Should be a Priority

successful woman with impressive smileCrooked teeth are not an anomaly. In fact, orthodontic treatment (which focuses on correcting the alignment of your teeth and your overall bite) is a common reason for people to seek the help of their dentist. Typically, however, traditional braces that utilize metal wires and brackets may cause some adults a bit of apprehension. Many people feel that the cumbersome apparatus may inhibit their professional and personal life, and would prefer to brave the dangers of crooked teeth rather than face the awkwardness of wearing metal braces. As an experienced orthodontist in Lake Worth, Dr. Ciro Cabal knows that this sort of hesitation could prove detrimental. Today,we offer two reasons why addressing your crooked smile is important.

Straight Teeth for a Healthy Smile

Tooth decay and gum disease are two of the most common, and also the most destructive, progressive oral health issues. Both can seriously threaten your dental health if left unchecked, and both begin with the excessive buildup of bacterial dental plaque. Brushing and flossing your teeth is your first and primary defense against plaque buildup, and is therefore vital to the continued good health of your mouth. When your teeth are crooked, however, the odd angles and protruding corners can offer excellent hiding spots for food debris and plaque to secretly gather. These spaces are typically unreachable by your toothbrush and are often overlooked during the daily hygiene routine. Once plaque remains for more than 48 hours, it calcifies (hardens) into tartar, which is insoluble and requires professional dental care to remove from your teeth. By straightening your smile and evening the playing field, you can increase your chances of successfully removing all traces of plaque and lowering your risk of developing oral health issues.

Straight Teeth for a Happier You

Numerous studies have shown that smiling can provide myriad positive benefits to your health and quality of life, but most people do not need scientific evidence to witness the positive effects of smiling. If you smile often, you may notice that more people are willing to approach you, and to do so in a pleasant manner, when your smile is in full effect. Since smiling is contagious, your good will may often spread to those around you, causing more smiles to spring up on the faces around you and lowering the general stress level. Small imperfections, however, such as unsightly crooked teeth, can diminish your confidence in your smile and cause you to show it less often, depriving you of the joys of smiling. A straight smile is a proud smile, and when you’re proud of your smile, you will be more willing to share it with the world and spread its good cheer.

Adult Orthodontics in Lake Worth

If you would like to learn about our discrete adult orthodontics solutions, call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846 to schedule a consultation with your Lake Worth orthodontist. Located in the 76135 area, we proudly serve families from Lake Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, Lake Worth, and all surrounding communities.