Crooked, crowded teeth can rob you of your health. In fact, misaligned teeth are among the chief culprits in the development of gum disease and tooth decay. That’s because crooked, crowded teeth are much harder to clean. As a result, plaque can build up on the surface of the teeth and below the gum line, leaving the teeth more vulnerable to decay, and the gums more vulnerable to an increasing pool of bacteria.
As these oral maladies advance, they can result in bone loss and eventually tooth loss. But that’s not all. Gum disease (which often arises as a result of crooked, crowded teeth) is a chief contributing factor in the increased risk of such medical conditions as diabetes, heart disease, and systemic infection. Research has even shown a strong correlation between gum disease and the premature delivery and low birth weight of newborns among pregnant women.
Crooked, crowded teeth can also create bite or alignment issues which can generate undue stress and wear, making teeth more susceptible to fracture and resultant nerve damage and tooth loss. But our teeth are not all that we stand to lose.
What about the loss of self-esteem and self-confidence that are the natural byproducts of a crooked, crowded smile? Researchers tell us that people who smile more are emotionally and psychologically happier. As a result they tend to be more successful in both their personal and professional endeavors.
The truly exciting news is that it’s never too late to reap the myriad health benefits of straighter teeth. Modern, technological advances now make it possible for people of all ages (from students to seniors!) to achieve a healthier, straighter, more beautiful smile WITHOUT unsightly, uncomfortable braces.
No bands. No wires. The technologically advanced Invisalign® method for straightening teeth employs a series of clear, comfortable, removable aligners to gently move teeth back into straight, healthy alignment. And it does so often within a fraction of the time and cost of traditional braces.
Unlike traditional braces, the health benefits of Invisalign® begin immediately. Because the aligners are removable, patients can easily brush and floss their teeth throughout their entire course of treatment, promoting cleaner, stronger, healthier teeth from day one. What’s more, aligners are also removed while eating, eliminating the need for any dietary restrictions during the treatment process.
Don’t let crooked, crowded teeth rob you of a healthy, happy life.