Did you know that crooked teeth can lead to so much more than just a crooked and unattractive smile? Thankfully, teeth straightening in Ladysmith isn’t solely for cosmetic purposes. It also helps you steer clear of long-term medical problems that can result from having misaligned teeth.
Having misaligned teeth can cause your jaws and teeth to wear unevenly. Without orthodontic treatment, this kind of wear will eventually lead to chronic headaches. If you experience chronic headaches even if you have no known health issues, it’s best to ask your dentist if your crooked teeth are causing this problem.
Unlike straight teeth, crooked ones have many nooks and crannies that can be difficult to navigate when you brush and floss. As a result, bacteria that cause bad breath tend to stick around in these areas even after you’ve completed your oral care routine.
Besides bad breath, the buildup of plaque and tartar that attracts bacteria can potentially cause tooth decay and gum disease over time. In other words, having crooked teeth increases your risk of cavity formation and gum disease.
Since misalignment leads to uneven wear on certain teeth, don’t be surprised if some of your teeth shift and rub directly against each other. If left untreated, the friction will eventually cause your teeth to suffer tiny fractures and become more vulnerable to future breakage.
Did you know that your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is responsible for connecting your jawbone to your skull? Misaligned teeth can cause an uneven bite that leads to the development of certain TMJ disorders. Those who suffer from this condition may experience symptoms that include jaw popping and locking along with pain in the face, neck, and shoulders.
At Northwoods Dentistry, we want to help you steer clear of problems associated with crooked teeth. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
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