3 Reasons to Straighten Those Crooked Teeth

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 8:29 pm

Many people think that straightening crooked teeth is only about appearance. Not true!Wilbanks Smile Center offers reasons why orthodontic therapy can improve your oral health.

While a straight, beautiful smile has been listed in surveys as making others perceive you as being more youthful, healthier and even more successful, there are sound medical reasons for straightening those crooked choppers. Here are the top 3 reasons you should use orthodontic therapy to straighten your crooked teeth:

  1. When teeth overlap it makes cleaning much more difficult. Tooth decay and gum disease often go hand in hand with a crooked smile.
  2. Chipped teeth or broken teeth can easily occur when a smile is out of alignment. The cost of repairing these chips and breaks over a lifetime will probably far exceed the cost of orthodontics to straighten the teeth.
  3. Potential jaw pain because of a misaligned bite. TMJ pain is often caused by a poor bite due to misaligned teeth. Orthodontics can straighten the teeth and help protect your jaw joint from damage.

I’ll add another reason that orthodontics should be performed on children with misaligned teeth – the growth of their jaw. Normal, healthy jaw development depends on good dentition. If the teeth are severely out of place then a child’s jaw development can be affected.

Find out more about orthodontics and how you can achieve a straighter, healthier smile by contacting Toccoa, GA full service dental care at Wilbanks Smile Center today. Please call 706-886-9439 to schedule your consultation.

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