Crooked Teeth Ruin More Than A Pretty Smile

Monday, May 24th, 2010, 11:17 am

Crowded, crooked teeth make for an ugly smile and most people think that is the only reason to fix them.  However, there are plenty of other reasons to repair that snaggle-tooth smile.

When teeth overlap or form a cross bite, it can be difficult, if not impossible to keep them clean.  Brushing and flossing a crowded mouth can still leave accumulations of plaque that can lead to periodontal disease.   While gum disease is the most common reason for tooth loss,  the effects extend throughout the whole body.  Heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea and even sleep apnea are affected by the bacteria from periodontal disease.

A smile filled with straight, white teeth isn’t just pretty – it is important for your overall health.  You can avoid periodontal disease and keep your entire body healthier by repairing your smile.  Options include metal braces or the Invisalign system.  Invisalign is a series of clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth and are almost invisible.  As you wear each set of trays for the prescribed time your teeth are gently moved into position.  Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is removable for eating and cleaning your teeth.

Call today at 800-884-9439 to discover how you can get a healthy, beautiful smile easily and affordably from the Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, Georgia.  We proudly serve as your full-service dental practice for Stephen, Banks and Franklin counties.

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