Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth
Did you know that crooked teeth are unhealthy teeth?
Dentists love the month of October, and it’s not just the Halloween candy overload that equates to job security.
Aside from Halloween, October also has two other dental-centric reasons to celebrate dental health…National Dental Hygiene Month and National Orthodontic Health Month.
As we’ve already discussed in this post, it’s important to “Do The Daily 4” to maintain a healthy, attractive smile.
And with the added side-effect benefit of saving money on dental care by avoiding higher cost treatments, why wouldn’t you make sure to brush, floss, rinse, & chew your way to optimal oral (& overall) health?
October presents dentists, patients, parents, & children a great education opportunity to discuss and learn more about straighter teeth with orthodontics, a diligent daily dental hygiene regimen for preventative care, and a little fun with Halloween closing out the month.
In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month, let’s identify why crooked teeth – or misaligned teeth – are bad for your dental health, and what you can do to straighten out your smile.
Why Crooked Teeth Are Unhealthy
It’s not just some scary ghost story, and please don’t just take our word for it.
According to WebMD, these are some of the most common health problems associated with crooked or misaligned teeth:
Crooked teeth and misaligned bites can:
- Interfere with proper chewing.
- Make keeping teeth clean more of a challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis.
- Strain the teeth, jaws, and muscles, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth.
- Make people feel self-conscious about their appearance and affect their self-esteem.
One of the primary missions of National Orthodontic Health Month is to promote healthy straight smiles.
How to Correct Crooked or Misaligned Teeth?
There are plenty of treatment options to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth, here are some of the most recommended by dentists & orthodontists alike:
- Invisalign (invisible braces)
- Traditional Metal Braces
- Ceramic & Micro Braces
- Lingual Braces (these are on the inside of your teeth as opposed to the outside)
Each of these orthodontic treatment options have their uses, and certain factors like age, jaw alignment, and even the size of your teeth can determine which teeth straightening procedure is optimal to correct your crooked teeth.
Only your dentist – or orthodontist – can work with you to make sure you are informed enough to decide which option is best for straightening out your smile.
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