Straight Teeth Are Easier to Clean
When your teeth are rotated, crowded, and overlapped it becomes more difficult to properly floss and brush. Food particles, plaque, and tartar can accumulate causing cavities and an inflammation of the gums called periodontal disease. These issues have also been connected to heart disease, diabetes, and other medical problems. Straight teeth will have a positive influence on your overall health.
Straight Teeth Can Improve Clenching, Grinding, and TMJ Problems
Clenching and grinding can have a disastrous effect on your teeth and the Temporomandibular Joint, or TMJ. When upper and lower teeth do not fit together correctly you may grind and clench excessively. This leads to pronounced wear on the chewing surface causing cracks, fractured cusps, broken fillings, and pain. The TMJ can become damaged from these forces producing headaches, popping sounds, and difficulty opening. Using Braces or Invisalign to set your bite appropriately will improve or even stop your clenching and grinding.
Straight Teeth Will Improve Your Smile and Self Confidence
Who doesn’t dream of a beautiful smile? With Braces or Invisalign® treatment, you will revitalize your self-confidence at work and in your relationships! Call our office in Yardley, Pennsylvania, at 215-493-9325 for an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Frank Prezioso or Dr. Robert to discuss your dentition and answer any questions you may have!
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