You’ve been thinking about straightening your teeth for quite a while. Maybe you put off a consultation with an orthodontist because you don’t want to seem vain. Or, you think you’ve gone this long, maybe it’s not that important. You’ve been feeling bad about your smile long enough. You deserve a beautiful smile. But, that’s not all you deserve.
Did you know that properly aligned teeth can affect your overall health? When left untreated, crooked teeth can often lead to periodontal disease and premature wear on your enamel. Periodontal disease may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. Make keeping teeth clean more of a challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis. A misaligned bite can interfere with proper chewing causing strain of the teeth, jaws, and muscles, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth.
Aside from the physical health problems crooked teeth can make people feel self-conscious about their appearance and affect their self-esteem.
Straighter teeth and a proper bite can help you avoid these negative effects on your health. A beautiful smile is not the only benefit of having straighter teeth.
World Oral Health Day 2021 is March 20!
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