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Why is it important to straighten misaligned teeth?

11-08-2012

Most people want a beautiful straight smile because it looks nice, but there are other important reasons to straighten misaligned teeth. Misaligned teeth affect the bite, which is the way in which the upper and lower sets of teeth fit together when the jaw is closed and relaxed. An abnormal bite can contribute to problems with oral health as well as affecting the aesthetic of the smile, which can have repercussions for self-esteem. And with advanced systems like Invisalign invisible braces available there has never been a better time to fix misaligned teeth.

Oral hygiene

Oral hygiene is the key to good oral health. A good oral hygiene regime will help to reduce the risk of oral health diseases, such as decay and gum disease. Misaligned teeth can make brushing more difficult and plaque can collect around the teeth as a consequence. Once plaque starts to collect around the teeth and gum line, the teeth become susceptible to damage and decay. Once the teeth have been straightened it is much easier to clean them thoroughly and this will help to reduce the risk of oral health problems.

Eating

One of the most important roles of the teeth is to break down, grind and chew food. Misaligned teeth cannot perform these functions as well and therefore people with misaligned teeth may struggle with certain foods.

Speech

Misaligned teeth can affect speech. Crooked and poorly positioned teeth may make it difficult to form certain sounds. Speech problems may contribute to low self-esteem and confidence, especially when it comes to public speaking or being in a group situation.

Aesthetics and confidence

Research studies have consistently shown that people hold their smile in high esteem. The smile is regularly voted the most important physical feature and people also list an attractive smile as an important characteristic in their future partner. Misaligned teeth affect the overall aesthetics of the smile and this can affect the way people feel about their physical appearance. Orthodontic treatment can boost confidence and self-esteem and this can have a real impact on how people live their lives.

Talk to your dentist in Brentford about treatment like Invisalign to find what can be done to fix your misaligned teeth.

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