How Do Uneven Teeth Impact Oral Health?

We often talk to our Fort Worth, TX, patients about their options for correcting misalignment, such as Invisalign® clear aligners or braces with tooth-colored brackets. But why is addressing the position of your teeth so important? Why should you talk to our team about potential solutions for your misalignment?

Why Do We Have Crooked or Crowded Teeth?

A number of different factors could impact the position of your teeth. For example, problems with the growth and development of your jaw could lead to crowding and overlapping teeth. Premature tooth loss as a child due to cavities or infection, or injury, could cause permanent teeth to arrive uneven. This could also happen if baby teeth simply don’t fall out on schedule or the roots don’t dissolve from them. Injury to the face or jaw could impact alignment too. When we examine your smile, we use advanced technology to not only gauge the severity of your misalignment, but to also help identify the factors behind it. This helps us choose the most appropriate treatment option for your smile.

The Long-Term Health Impacts

First, you could feel embarrassed about your smile, and even go as far as trying to hide it during social interactions, impacting your confidence in a negative way. Uneven teeth also make thorough brushing and flossing difficult, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease developing. Our misalignment may also strain your jaw joints, which leads to a greater risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), two jaw joint disorders linked to jaw pain, facial discomfort, and even damaged teeth. By addressing the alignment of your smile, you help improve your overall oral health, as well as the esthetic aspects of your smile.

Cosmetic Treatment Options

In addition to our phased orthodontics, like retainers and teeth spacers, for kids, we also have cosmetic options for teens and adults. For example, our Invisalign® clear aligners corrects misalignment with a series of clear and barely noticeable aligners. For those receiving braces, we can use tooth-colored ceramic brackets, which blend with the teeth and ensures only the thin arch wire is metal, offering a less visible alternative to traditional braces. If you have any questions about correcting misalignment of our treatment options, then please contact our team today.


We understand that the alignment of your teeth can impact the health and stability of your smile in surprising ways. To schedule a consultation and learn more about improving the health and alignment of your smile, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding communities.