Crooked teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. Having crooked teeth is a serious issue, and needs to be addressed as soon as possible, here are some of the issues that crooked teeth will cause if ignored:
· Gum Disease
o Developing periodontal, or gum disease is a common ramification of crooked teeth. Gum disease develops when bacteria in our mouth forms into plaque.
· More Difficult To Clean Teeth
o Toothbrush bristles and floss have a difficult time reaching the nooks and crannies between crooked teeth, which can lead to bacteria growth, which leads to tooth decay and cavities.
· Cause Unnecessary Tooth Wear
o Crowded bottom teeth often cause one or more teeth to protrude, which can rub against your upper teeth. Over a period of time, this can lead to unnecessary wear of tooth enamel.
· Bad Breath
o As bad as crooked teeth look, they can smell even worse. Bad breath is generally caused by lingering mouth bacteria, which can be difficult to clean from in between crooked teeth.
· Self Esteem Issues
o Having crooked teeth may reduce your confidence in your smile, this will cause reducing how much you show your teeth which could lead to negative social experiences such as dating.
· Risk Of Additional Injuries
o Protruding upper teeth are more likely to chip or crack in the event of an accident. Such events can include sporting events, or simply an accident around the house can have a crooked or protruding tooth do unnecessary damage to other areas of your mouth such as your lips or cheeks.
Treatment Options For Crooked Teeth
Invisalign is the leading clear braces system. The primary reason patients prefer Invisalign to metal braces is that the aligners are so thin and clear, no one knows your wearing braces. People also love the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to eat comfortably, brush and floss normally, and remove trays for special occasions without disrupting your treatment.
Invisalign is used by millions of patients and is safe, effective, and convenient. Invisalign won’t damage teeth, gums or TMJ and many patients see full results in as little as 6 – 12 months.
Invisalign is for teens and adults who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Our dentists will evaluate your condition to determine your candidacy. Invisalign may be used to treat a variety of conditions besides crooked teeth including:
- Crowded teeth
- Spaces or gaps between teeth
- Underbite, overbite or crossbite
- Narrow tooth arches
Achieve A Beautiful Smile
If you have crooked teeth and would like to learn more about options for treatment, we recommend that you schedule a consultation, call 504.358.8632 or request an appointment online.
We look forward to helping each of our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.