When you have uneven teeth, this could be embarrassing and lead to issues with the health of your smile. In fact, misalignment is often linked to issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and even TMJ disorder! In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about how we provide even teeth and protect your oral health.
The Causes of Poor Alignment
Multiple factors could impact the position of our teeth. For example, baby teeth not falling out on schedule and the impaction of permanent teeth could lead to crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth. Other factors include tooth loss in the teen and adult years, which cause surrounding teeth to drift and leads to an uneven state. Issues with the growth and development of the jaw and oral structures could lead to misalignment too. While the factors could vary, the results are a smile that has a negative impact on overall facial esthetics, and your oral health.
How Crooked Teeth Harm Oral Health
When you have misalignment, thoroughly brushing and flossing is difficult, and as a result, food particles could become lodged in portions of the smile behind the reach of toothbrush bristles or floss tape. As bacteria break down these particles, this leads to tooth decay, infection, gingivitis, and even periodontal disease. For others, more alignment could strain the jaw joints and cause bite imbalance, factors behind painful disorders like TMD or even chronic teeth grinding (bruxism). To protect your smile’s health, and to also offer improved esthetics, we could correct the position of your teeth with orthodontics.
Treating and Correcting Your Smile
Our team has an array of treatment options. For children, we could begin to guide the growth of the smile to minimize the severity of misalignment, often using a phased approach that employs teeth spacers and retainers. For teens and adults, we could use clear Invisalign® aligners, or braces with tooth-colored brackets, to shift the teeth and obtain a straighter smile. For some, optimal results are available in as little as one year. Don’t live with misalignment or hide your smile from the world, instead come see our team. We will use digital technology to examine your smile and help choose the best option for your smile.
If you have any questions about how we approach correcting an uneven smile, then contact our team today to learn even more. We want you to feel proud to show off your pearly whites!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ORTHODONTIC CARE?
We want to help you enjoy a smile free of misalignment. To learn more about how our team restores the 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 Haslet, Azle, and all surrounding communities.