Straight Teeth Prevent Many Problems In The Future

added on: October 14, 2014

We recently introduced Dr. Jerry Wesley, an Orthodontist, who has joined our team. Dr. Wesley is the perfect fit for our commitment to creating a correct bite for optimal oral health.

Straight, properly-aligned teeth do far more than create an appealing smile. When teeth are in proper alignment, there is less potential for developing problems such a grinding or clenching teeth during sleep. This disrupts your sleep quality and can result in worn, chipped or broken teeth. Straight teeth also help you avoid tooth fractures and gum recession.

The tight nooks that crooked teeth provide are an ideal gathering place for oral bacteria. This means you’re more likely to develop plaque in these areas, the first stage of periodontal (gum) disease – Gingivitis. These are also ideal spots for the formation of cavities.

Without a correct bite, the jaw joints can become stressed. This can lead to TMJ Disorder, which can cause headaches, migraines, sore jaw joints, ear ringing and pain in facial, neck and shoulder muscles.

So, when you straighten your teeth, a beautiful smile isn’t the only benefit you’ll receive. A proper bite alignment can save you a tremendous amount of time and money for future dental repairs and treatment .

For a free consultation, call 1-866-9-Smiles so we can discuss braces, Invisalign or bite realignment through an oral appliance.