Having straight teeth has more than just cosmetic benefits. How your teeth fit together affects your oral and overall health. There are many health advantages of straight teeth including healthy gums, decreased risk of tooth injury, decreased headache and jaw pain, and improves your self confidence and overall happiness. However, not all of us are born with the perfect smile. Fortunately, there are orthodontic treatment options that are available to help maintain a healthy, straight and confident smile.
Maintain A Healthy Bite
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to shift the teeth back to proper alignment. Straight teeth properly meet the opposing teeth in the opposite jaw creating a healthy bite. Stabilizing your bite creates healthy tooth touches for each of your teeth. Having a healthy bite helps preserve your existing teeth and is ideal for when placing new dentistry such as veneers, crowns and implants.
Prevent Gum Disease
Overcrowded and crooked teeth can also lead to gum disease. When your teeth are misaligned, you may have problems cleaning between the teeth and along the gum line. This causes the build-up of bacterial plaque, which can lead to Gingivitis. If this condition is left untreated, it can lead to Periodontal Disease. Having a straight smile provides the best defense against potential periodontal problems.
Avoid Structural Damage
Teeth that do not meet together properly can cause structural damage to the teeth, jawbones and dental work. Some of these symptoms include:
- Chipped & Cracked Teeth
- Chipped Dental Work
- Jaw Pain and Soreness
- Tooth Wear
- Tooth Movement
- Premature Loss of Teeth
Contact Palm Harbor Premier Dental if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if your teeth are not happy with the alignment and appearance of you teeth. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Ask about our 6 Month Braces treatment! We are ready to assist you at (727) 349-3615.