Although some individuals are lucky enough to be born with straight teeth, many others aren’t so fortunate. If you wish you had straighter teeth, orthodontic treatment may be the ideal solution. Orthodontic care offers many benefits made possible by straighter teeth.
Improved Dental Function:
Orthodontic treatments, like Invisalign, help your teeth and jaws align properly. When your teeth and jaws are optimally positioned, chewing, jaw movement, and talking are all improved. The benefits of proper dental functioning also include even tooth wear and reduced bruxism.
Wear and tear of teeth occurs naturally over a lifetime of biting, chewing, and grinding. However, when your teeth fit together properly, excessive and uneven wear is prevented. Also, clenching and grinding your teeth, called bruxism, can be lessened or prevented with proper alignment of your teeth and jaws. In turn, the headaches, tooth damage, and facial pain associated with bruxism can be avoided.
Better Oral Health:
Straight, aligned teeth are actually easier to keep clean. Crowded teeth are more difficult to brush and floss. As a result, plaque can accumulate more readily on crooked and crowded teeth, leading to an increased risk of cavities and gum disease.
When your teeth are properly aligned and straight, it is easier for your dentist to perform dental restorations and cosmetic dentistry procedures. For example, fillings, crowns, veneers, and dental implants are more efficiently and precisely placed when there is enough space to perform these procedures easily.
The emotional toll of misaligned teeth can run deeper than you imagine. Many individuals with poor tooth alignment are uncomfortable in social situations, which can affect work performance and relationships. However, after orthodontic treatment, many individuals discover newfound self-esteem, confidence, and an improved self-image. These profound changes can have a dramatic impact on both the professional and personal life of the individual.
If you have always dreamed of a straighter smile and would like to learn more about Invisalign, call Dr. Kenn Kakosian, DDS at (888) 775-8116 today.