Why is it important to straighten my teeth?
Misaligned teeth are unattractive and really detract from your appearance. It is not fair, but we do live in a society where many people are quick to judge us on our appearance alone. But crooked teeth are not just an aesthetic problem.
If your teeth are crooked and jammed together, you can see that there are tight spaces that are impossible to brush and floss properly. At our Pelham dental office, we know that protecting your dental health with proper oral hygiene is essential, and misaligned teeth can make it difficult or impossible to do this properly.
The inability to clean your teeth completely can lead to periodontal disease, a serious threat to your oral and overall health. Periodontal disease (gum disease) can damage your teeth and gums, and may even lead to tooth loss if not treated.
Misaligned teeth can also create problems with your dental bite. When your bite is out of balance, you are more likely to grind your teeth during sleep. This results in uncomfortable and even painful symptoms like headaches, migraines, and neck pain.
At our Pelham dental office, we offer adult orthodontics like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, that can quickly and comfortably return your teeth to their proper position, make brushing and flossing easy, and help to reduce the causes for teeth grinding. Please contact our office for more information