Straightening your smile is more than just straightening crooked teeth. Straightening a smile is about adjusting the bite into a proper alignment. The purpose of the adjustment go beyond just wanting everyone’s smile to look like a cookie-cutter Hollywood style. The reasons for wanting a straighter smile involve both your smile’s and your jaw’s health. If the appearance of your smile is affected by misalignment, straightening may give you an appearance you feel confident showing off. If you are in Fort Worth, TX wanting to straighten out your smile, talk to Dr. Cabal today.
#1: For Your Smile’s Health
When teeth are not properly aligned, they can overlap or bump into each other at odd angles. Overlapping teeth create small tight spaces where microscopic bacteria can hide. Bacteria lingering inside your mouth for too long of a time is what can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Your oral hygiene routine is what helps you keep harmful bacteria out of your mouth and from creating problems. However, if bacteria is hiding in the overlaps of your teeth, it can be hard to remove. Teeth that bump into each other at odd angles are also at a higher risk of damage. A properly aligned smile is at a lower risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth damage.
#2: To Improve Your Confidence
Tooth misalignment may not affect your self-esteem in any way. You may love the way your smile looks. For many people though, a misaligned bite can make them shy away from showing off their smile. This can decrease their confidence and even negatively affect your mood.
#3: To Keep Your Jaw Strong
Bite misalignment can take a pricey toll on your jaw. Your jaw can work overtime trying to overcompensate for misalignment, which can lead to strain. Over time, this strain can lead to a painful jaw disorder. Correcting your bite’s alignment can keep your jaw strong and healthy.
Have you been thinking about straightening your smile?
Straightening your smile can lead to some healthful benefits. To schedule your consultation call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Ft. Worth, White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.