A lot of people are surprised when they learn that crooked teeth do not just affect their smile. Crooked teeth can actually lead to serious health problems when they aren’t treated right away. Teeth that are misaligned are more prone to tooth decay and it also increases your risk of developing gum disease, bad breath, and TMJ. The most suitable solution to crooked teeth is getting Braces Tamarac.The following are potential health problems associated with crooked teeth:
It is going to be difficult if not challenging to thoroughly clean overcrowded or crooked teeth because the teeth tend to overlap. There will be areas in your mouth that your toothbrush and floss won’t be able to reach. In this case, plaque and bacteria will build up in these areas. When plaque and bacteria accumulate it will irritate the gums, which will then lead to gum disease. Not only does crooked teeth cause gum disease, but it can also cause tooth decay and inevitably tooth loss.
Bad breath is also another consequence of crooked teeth as a result of plaque and bacterial build up. When your teeth aren’t straight, it’s going to be difficult for you to remove food particles in and in between teeth despite your efforts at brushing and flossing them. The build-up of plaque and bacteria are responsible for bad breath. Unfortunately, no amount of mints can reverse this unless you treat the root cause of bad breath.
TMJ, also known as a temporomandibular disorder, is a potential problem you’ll likely encounter if you don’t address a misaligned bite. When your bite is misaligned it will cause your temporomandibular jaw to work harder causing the disorder. Patients with TMJ often complain of pain in the jaw, face, and cheeks.
There are several reasons why people develop crooked teeth and misaligned bites but regardless of the cause, it is imperative that you talk to your orthodontist so he or she can install Braces Tamarac to address the misalignment. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging both dental and medical wellness. Call us today for an appointment.