Misaligned teeth are not just a cosmetic dental issue. The benefits of having straight teeth far outweigh the potential harmful long term affects of crooked teeth.
Chewing and biting down naturally adds pressure on gums, jaw and teeth. Eating with teeth that are not properly aligned can cause added tooth on tooth pressure which make teeth more susceptible to chips or cracks.
Misaligned teeth can also contribute to dental problems. Straight teeth are easier to clean which means they deteriorate much slower and experience fewer cavities. However, crooked teeth are harder to floss, brush or reach which can lead to plaque & bacteria being neglected. If teeth are not properly cleaned this will start to affect gum and overall oral health.
Straighter teeth aids in better digestion. Properly aligned teeth chews food more thoroughly extracting more of the necessary nutrients are bodies need. Crooked, overcrowded and spaced out teeth can compromise the actual surface area needed for thorough chewing. This may cause strain to the jaw which can lead to problems like sleep apnea or joint disorders of the jaw.
Misaligned jaws can cause headaches, face and neck pain.
In addition to the overall health benefits of straighter teeth, people with straight teeth tend to show them off more by smiling which exudes confidence. Come in for a consultation with a Las Vegas Smile dentist to explore the latest technology and options for achieving straighter teeth.