If you have a smile that is crooked and misaligned, it may make you feel less inclined to smile. Having a smile that you feel confident showing off may make it more likely that you smile. When you smile, you stimulate nerves in your face that can actually help you feel happier and less stressed. While the appearance of your smile is important (for the reasons listed above), the health of your smile may be even more important. Straightening crooked teeth may improve your oral health by decreasing your risks for gum disease, tooth decay, and damage. gum disease which is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, among other serious health problems.
Healthier Gum Tissue
When teeth are too widely spaced or if they are crowded, they can be hard to keep clean. It can be difficult to keep harmful bacteria from building up along the gum tissue, which can increase your risks of gum disease. Crooked, overlapping, or oddly spaced teeth can often be joined by puffy, red gums. Straightening your teeth can help the gums to fit more securely around the teeth, which can create a strong defense against periodontal problems.
Fewer Risks For Teeth
Food particles that lead to plaque and decay can get caught in a lot of places in crooked teeth. However, when teeth are properly aligned, food and drink remains can be more easily brushed and flossed away lowering the risk of tooth decay. Protruding teeth are more likely to be damaged or even knocked out in accidents. Even using sports-related mouth guards may not help if the mouth guard has not been customized to the crooked teeth.
Less Strain On Jaw
Crooked teeth can put excessive stress on the gums, the bone that supports the teeth, and the joints of your jaw. Straightening your smile may help relieve any undue pressure on the joints of your jaw.
Straightening your teeth may improve your smile’s health
Dr. Cabal can help you straighten your smile. We serve adults, teens, and children from White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and surrounding Texas communities. To schedule a consultation, call our Ft. Worth, TX, office today at (817) 236-7846.