How Misalignment Alters Your Oral Health

fort worth treating misalignmentWhen you have uneven teeth, this could lead to greater trouble for your smile than just poor esthetics. For many, this could mean everything from cavities to teeth grinding. However, we have treatments to correct your misalignment, even in childhood or adulthood! In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about how misalignment alters your smile, and how we can help.

The Causes of Dental Misalignment

Why do we have uneven teeth in the first place? Well, this could be due to a number of different factors. For example, losing your natural teeth in adulthood could cause the nearby ones to shift positions. In childhood, losing a baby tooth prematurely or losing a permanent tooth to decay and infection could also mean uneven smiles. Issues with the growth and development of your jaw and oral structures could alter how the teeth erupt, and thumb sucking in childhood could also lead to complications with alignment. As part of your treatment, we will identify the factors behind your uneven smiles, as this helps us select the best treatment option.

The Impact on Your Smile

How does misalignment impact our oral health? Well, uneven teeth mean that thorough brushing and flossing is difficult, as particles from our foods and drinks could remain trapped beyond the reach of a toothbrush or floss. Bacteria break down these trapped particles and, in the process, create the plaque buildup that increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Uneven teeth could also alter the balance of your smile, a factor behind painful disorders like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You could also feel uncomfortable with your smile’s appearance, which in turn has a negative impact on your quality of life and social interactions! Instead of living with this, why not talk to our team about a solution?

Treatment for All Ages

We can offer a phased approach to treatment for children starting as young as age seven. In the teen years, we could continue this treatment with braces using tooth-colored brackets, or clear Invisalign® aligners. For adults, we can again use our cosmetic braces and aligners to fit the teeth and improve the smile’s beauty. If you have any questions about how we address an uneven smile, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to see what options are best for you, then contact our team today.


When we correct your smile, we offer a healthier and more attractive one! To learn more about our many 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 Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding