Did you know that properly aligned teeth could help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is inflammation caused by bacterial growth in the mouth around the tooth and along the gum line. Unfortunately, this preventable disease can cause loss of teeth if not treated. Aligned teeth help you have healthier gums, improved hygiene and decreased risk of abnormal wear and trauma.
Crooked teeth or Malocclusion affects 74% of adults. With crooked teeth, it’s often more difficult to remove plaque and debris from between your teeth. If left untreated, early stages of periodontal disease can begin to emerge in the form of bleeding gums, bad breath, bone loss and possibly tooth loss. Periodontal disease is also linked to other systemic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory disease.
Straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to your oral health and keeping your teeth for life. Many teens and adults are straightening their teeth in just 6-12 months with more aesthetic orthodontic options like Invisalign. This is an advanced orthodontic option that will help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile without the use of traditional braces.
You many also want to consider that crooked teeth are difficult to clean and can cause Halitosis (bad breath). They can also cause premature wear, which leads to short fractured teeth and cracking at the gum line. Misaligned teeth cause joint pain, headaches and ear pain.
At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we can about your overall health. Come in and discuss our options for your misaligned teeth, such as eCligner clear aligners.
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