Health Issues Caused by Crooked Teeth
When you have crooked teeth, it’s not just your self-confidence that suffers. Because crooked teeth are harder to clean, bacteria can build up and cause the following:
- Gum (periodontal) disease: Crooked teeth do not allow the gum to fit snugly around the teeth, leaving areas for tartar, plaque, and bacteria to gather.
- Tooth decay
- Bad breath
- Sores in the mouth
According to a study by the American Dental Association, oral infections caused by crooked teeth can lead to:
- Heart disease
- Possible premature birth
Other issues caused by crooked teeth;
- Poor speech, being unable to pronounce words correctly
- Jaw issues, such as improper bite
- Chewing issues
- Uneven wear of teeth and their enamel
If you have crooked teeth in Ajax, you should speak to your dentist or orthodontist. They will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision on what treatment is right for you. Generally, you can choose between traditional braces, Invisalign, or retainers.
Traditional braces can be painful, however, depending on how severely crooked your teeth are, it may be your best option.
Invisalign will work for some patients, depending on how crooked their teeth are. Invisalign is a more comfortable way to align crooked teeth without worrying about cutting the inside of your lips, cheeks, or tongue on the metal of traditional braces.
Some patients are able to use retainers to straighten their teeth.
The cost of straightening your teeth will depend on which treatment you use and how much your insurance will cover. Having said that, you also need to weigh the possible health risks into the decision. For more details visit or contact us.