Here at Three Sixty Dentistry, we’re proud to offer our patients the opportunity to align their teeth via the simple, quick Invisalign® process. But why should you spend the time to align your teeth, especially if you think they’re straight enough?
Let’s take a look at the 5 reasons why you should align your teeth.
Improves Gum Health
When your teeth are straight, this creates a much more even brushing surface. That enables you to clean them far more effectively, removing bacteria and reducing inflammation in your gums.
Limits Breaking Teeth
If your teeth aren’t properly aligned, they’re at a higher risk of breaking. Chipped teeth aren’t any fun, and if you’re teeth aren’t straight to begin with, Dr. Brian T. Edwards, DDS is going to have a much harder time installing a crown than if they were straight.
If you have any TMJ issues, straighter teeth will reduce your TMJ symptoms and promote better jaw health.
Decreases Gum Recession
One of the biggest problems posed by teeth that aren’t properly aligned is the fact that it can cause gum recession. If that happens, the roots of your teeth are exposed and that leaves you open to serious infections.
Decreases Food Trapping
Another issue with teeth that aren’t straight is the fact that you’ll find more food stuck between your teeth than if they were straight. Food lodged between teeth is one of the leading causes of tooth decay.
At the end of the day, it’s worth it to straighten your teeth. You’ll be able to achieve a higher level of oral health with straight teeth, and it’s an investment you won’t be upset you made.
Call us today at 661-254-4000 to schedule an appointment to see if you’re a good fit for Invisalign®.