Crooked teeth hurt more than just your smile; in fact, they can cause other health issues.
Health issues that are caused by crooked teeth
When you have crooked teeth is not just your self-confidence and your smile that suffer.
Because crooked teeth are harder to clean bacteria can build up and cause the following;
- Gum (periodontal) disease because the teeth are crooked the gum cannot fit snuggly 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 need to speak to your dentist or orthodontist.
He or she will provide you the information you need to make an informed decision on what treatment you want.
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 only option.
Invisalign will work for some patients; again, depending on how crooked their teeth are.
Invisalign is certainly the 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.
For some patients, they are able to use retainers to straighten their teeth.
Cost of straightening teeth will depend on which treatment you can do 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.