Updated: Feb 27, 2020
If your teeth are obviously crooked, then the need to straighten them might also be obvious. However, depending on just how severe they seem, you might not consider straightening them as soon as possible an emergency. At our Columbia, TN, dental office, our goal is to help you optimize every aspect of your oral health, which includes offering customized orthodontic treatment to straighten your crooked teeth and help you avoid the many problems that they could lead to.
Your smile will look better
Because appearance is the most obvious aspect of your teeth, it can often be the biggest motivator for patients to seek orthodontic treatment to straighten their smiles. Even slightly crooked teeth can throw your smile’s entire appearance off balance, and therefore, impact your confidence in your smile and your overall appearance. With the right orthodontic treatment, we can help you improve your smile’s appearance by designing a treatment specifically made to address your tooth alignment issues. By the end of your treatment, your smile can look significantly better, and your long-term oral health will be in a much better position, as well.
Your hygiene will be more effective
Beyond appearance, there are many effects of tooth loss that can impact your daily life and routines. Practicing good dental hygiene is one of the most important of these. The most common oral health problems, such as cavities (tooth decay) and gum disease, are the result of excessive oral bacteria buildup on your teeth and gums. If your teeth aren’t aligned properly, it can be more difficult to effectively clean them of bacteria (dental plaque) every day. Therefore, your risks of developing decay or gum disease can be significantly higher until you straighten them.
Your oral health risks will be lower
In addition to keeping your smile cleaner every day, straightening your crooked teeth also reduces your risks of issues that affect other areas of your oral health, such as your bite’s ability to function. If your teeth don’t meet evenly when you bite down, your jaw joints and muscles can suffer under the excessive strain of biting and chewing. Several of your teeth may also be exposed to more pressure than they can handle, causing them to wear down or become damaged. Straightening your crooked teeth evens out your bite’s balance, making it easier for your jaw to function comfortably without developing a bite disorder.
Find the best way to straighten your teeth
Crooked teeth can lead to a range of problems with your oral health, which makes strengthening them important on several different levels. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.