We often urge residents of Fort Worth, TX, and surrounding communities with misalignment to see our team for treatment. But correcting poor alignment is about more than just improving your smile’s beauty. Children, teens, and adults all benefit from correcting their alignment with orthodontics. In today’s blog, we’re looking at the benefits of treatment, and the options we have for families in our community.
The Causes of Poor Alignment
Why do some of us develop crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth? For many, the issues could be the result of premature tooth loss as a child, or thumb sucking, airway obstruction, or complications with shape of the jaw or certain oral structures. Tooth loss later in life could also impact alignment, as could injury. As part of the initial consultation, we will identify the causes of your poor alignment and also assess the overall severity.
Oral Health Impacts
How does misalignment impact our oral health? Well, poor alignment often makes thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth a difficult process, which means removing stray food particles can be difficult. As plaque buildup accumulates on your smile, this increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. For others, the uneven alignment of your smile means problems with your overall bite imbalance, straining your jaw joints and increasing the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (regular teeth grinding and clenching). The result of this development is often headaches, jaw pain, clicking or popping in the jaw, and increased risk of damage to the teeth. As you can see, this is far from simply a cosmetic issue, and definitely one you should see your orthodontist about today!
Don’t let your oral health suffer as a result of an uneven smile. For children, we can start treatment with interceptive orthodontics, also known as phased orthodontics, which help reduce the severity of poor alignment as they grow. In the teen and adult years, we can correct misalignment using a series of clear aligners or with tooth-colored brackets, helping you enjoy braces that are much less noticeable. Contact our team today to schedule a consultation so we can start the process. You can use your remaining 2019 dental insurance benefits and start 2020 on the road toward a healthier and more attractive smile.
READY FOR A MORE EVEN SMILE?
Our team is ready to help people of all ages enjoy optimal oral health with our cosmetic orthodontic treatment options. We have Invisalign® aligners, tooth-colored brackets, and even retainers and teeth spacers to help improve the alignment and appearance of your smile. To schedule your consultation and learn more about our orthodontic treatment options, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.