Are your teeth crooked and appear to be misplaced, mioriented, and misaligned?
Did you know that straighter teeth are healthier teeth? For many years, patients have been straightening their crooked teeth just to get a prettier smile. Over time, however, we realized that straighter teeth are actually healthier teeth. Crooked or misplaced teeth contribute to a number of health conditions including gum disease, broken teeth, headaches and premature aging. To read more on what causes teeth to be misaligned, read Colgate’s article.
Why do crooked teeth have such a powerful impact long term?
When our teeth aren’t properly aligned, it’s so much harder to keep them properly cleaned. Crowded teeth, crooked teeth and teeth with gaps all trap more food than normal teeth, and trapped food causes cavities and especially gum infections.
When our teeth in either jaw aren’t in the right place, the upper and lower teeth don’t come together like they should. Ideally, when our teeth come together, the points of our teeth should engage with the grooves of the opposite teeth. When teeth are misaligned, points hit points causing extra tooth wear, broken teeth, jaw joint damage and headaches.
Crooked teeth, Overbites and Underbites
Crooked teeth not only impact gum health and esthetics, they also can be the cause of an underbite or an overbite. Furthermore, when the jaw isn’t where it should be, the teeth definitely don’t come together properly. When the jaw isn’t in the correct place, the teeth can’t work together to provide the face with appropriate support or shape. In overbite, this leads to premature wrinkling and a squished face. In underbite, it also changes face shape and often gets people inappropriately accused of aggression or anger.
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Are your teeth out of place?
Are your teeth crooked or crowded? Maybe you have the opposite problem and it?s the gaps between your teeth that you don?t like? Do you have an overbite or an underbite?