Most people would agree that a more appealing smile is plenty of reason to straighten crooked teeth. However, if your malocclusion is barely noticeable, then you may not agree with wearing braces to straighten your misaligned smile, especially if confidence is important in your professional life. Your Ft. Worth orthodontist, Dr. Ciro Cabal, warns against ignoring crooked teeth of any magnitude, even if your teeth are only slightly out of alignment.
Striking the Right Balance
Your mouth is the most-often used part of your body, even for people who don’t talk a lot. Luckily, a healthy mouth is designed to continuously bite and chew without damaging your teeth, gums, or the joints that allow your jaw to move. An important factor of that design is how your teeth disperse the incredible pressure of your bite, which can generate up to 200 pounds of pressure on your back molars. Your teeth are surrounded by the strongest material that your body produces, called enamel, but if your bite is imbalanced, it can subject your teeth to more force than they were designed to withstand. The stress can lead to a host of dental problems, including excessively worn teeth and damage to your jaw’s joints and muscles in the form of TMJ disorder.
More than One Way to Straighten Crooked Teeth
After learning the consequences of ignoring your crooked teeth, you’ll be happy to know that there’s more than one way to straighten your smile other than traditional metal braces. Using an array of cosmetic orthodontic treatments, Dr. Cabal can help you improve your smile’s function and appearance without drawing attention. For instance, tooth-colored brackets are designed to blend in with the natural color of your smile, effectively camouflaging your braces against the backdrop of your teeth. In many cases, Dr. Cabal may recommend Invisalign clear braces, which eschews the concept of brackets and wires altogether and replaces them with a series of clear acrylic aligners. The aligners are also removable, allowing you to eat, brush your teeth, or attend an important social function with ease and confidence.
Learn About Your Options for Straightening Crooked Teeth in Ft. Worth
If your smile is less-than-perfectly aligned and you’d like to learn more about discretely straightening your teeth, then call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846 and schedule a consultation with your Ft. Worth orthodontist. Located in the 76179 area, we proudly serve families from Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, Ft. Worth, and all surrounding communities.