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Why Straight Teeth Alignments Matter More Than Just Cosmetically

Posted by Dr. Bird on Mar 29 2021, 05:37 AM

Some say a smile is the best gift one can receive. Depending on dental health, some aesthetics of a smile impact overall health. A smile doesn't represent any health risks, sure. But, straight teeth give many the confidence to smile, while misaligned teeth can even lead to dental issues over time such as fractured teeth

Misalignment has the potential to lead to several health issues. When overlapping occurs in the teeth, these areas tend to get neglected during brushing. This might result in tooth decay or even gum problems. Uneven distribution from the misalignment can also cause jaw pain. 

The medical term used for the misalignment of teeth is malocclusion. Ignoring malocclusion for a prolonged time can cause serious problems in the future. Examples of malocclusions are underbites, overbites, crossbites, crowding, etc. 

The Use of Braces for Misalignment

Braces have been used for a long time to treat different types of malocclusions. Technology has even given braces the power to work with fewer adjustments. The alignment of teeth can be an expensive affair, but almost anyone you ask will tell you it's worth it. Investing in a smile means protecting yourself from future misalignment or dental issues. The alignment of teeth goes far beyond cosmetics. Your oral health is connected with your overall health, and if your teeth are properly aligned, it can help prevent many present dental issues or ones that would reveal themselves down the road. Luckily, the process can be completed with the latest advancements within as little as six months, depending on the case. If you think you have a malocclusion, braces may be the most efficient way to fix it.

Clear Braces, the Modern Technology

ClearCorrect is one of the most advanced orthodontic solutions that uses a series of removable and clear aligners. This treatment is comfortable, and people may not even be able to tell you're undergoing orthodontic treatment. These aligners are created using 3D computer imaging technology and are one of the most popular options for straightening teeth.

Conclusion

Many studies have shown that smiling more can boost your confidence. Call us today so we can help you choose the right orthodontic treatment to achieve that straight, beautiful smile.

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