When Misalignment Leads To Tooth Decay

Woman in glasses smiling on white backgroundIssues with the alignment of your teeth are not simply cosmetic concerns. While teeth that have poor spacing can appear rather unsightly, their misalignment also leads to oral health problems such as tooth decay. For this reason, you should make yourself aware of the potential harms of malocclusion and services that provide for its correction. Seeking orthodontic treatment can help you preserve your oral health while dramatically improving your appearance at the same time! When your teeth crowd together too closely or overlap at odd angles, they become far more difficult to properly clean. You may not be able to fit your dental floss or even reach all surfaces of the tooth with your brush. This can lead to cavity formation as plaques build in areas you are unable to clean. By bringing your teeth into alignment, you gain access to more easily cleaning each member of your smile! This means you are less likely to develop signs of decay in the future.

Your Fort Worth, TX orthodontist specializes in the treatment of dental misalignment. We can examine the extent of your malocclusion and develop a treatment plan to support your oral health while providing a more beautiful smile. To bring your teeth into position, we offer both Invisalign® clear aligners and traditional bracket-and-wire braces.

Tooth Decay Results From The Buildup Of Plaque

When a problem prevents you from properly cleaning the entire surface of your tooth, you risk developing cavities. This means that teeth that crowd or overlap contribute to tooth decay when they interfere with your oral hygiene routine. As debris on the tooth from your daily meals forms a plaque with oral bacteria, acids are produced that wear at your enamel. When you do not remove the plaque, constant acidification eventually forms permanent holes. Left untreated, decay can lead to an infection of the pulp and cause severe pain. To prevent misalignment from contributing to tooth decay, seek orthodontic treatment that supports healthy clean teeth!

Service For Straightening Teeth

Upon examination, we can review the extent of your malocclusion and suggest treatment to align your teeth. With Invisalign® clear aligners, we can treat spacing issues while allowing you to easily continue your oral hygiene routine. Because they are removable, you do not need to worry about the buildup of food debris that contributes to cavity formation on the appliance itself. Simply remove your aligners at mealtime and when you brush and floss!

Speak With Your Fort Worth, TX Orthodontist About Alignment Solutions To Prevent Tooth Decay

Orthodontics can improve the look of your smile and guard your oral health at the same time. When teeth crowd, plaque can accumulate in areas that are hard to clean. Fixing your alignment allows you to properly access those spaces to brush and floss. To learn how we can help improve your smile and support your hygiene routine, call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX today at (817) 236-7846.