When your teeth are not properly aligned, they are subjected to an inordinate amount of wear and tear. This is because bite forces are not evenly distributed while you are chewing. This can lead to fractures, cracks and a greater likelihood for widespread tooth decay among other things.
In addition to normalizing bite forces, alignment procedures can also make ongoing tooth care a lot less complex. When tooth structures are crowded, flossing and removing plaque from between them is often very difficult. This can increase the likelihood of developing strong and unpleasant mouth odors, cavities, sore gums and gum infections.
Before suggesting a specific device or procedure, your provider will perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth and your overall oral health. There are clear aligners that can be used or traditional braces. The best dentists carefully explain the advantages and disadvantages of each alignment method so that patients can make informed decisions.
This type of care can often be implemented in manageable increments. This makes these services far more accessible to people who are working with relatively nominal budgets. Rather than paying the full costs up front, you can make a payment each time a new stage of care is implemented. You may even have access to options in in-house financing.
With a healthy, even and beautiful smile, you can look forward to far higher levels of self-confidence. Healthy, attractive smiles can also make consumers feel a lot more proactive and positive. Due to this fact, many patients find that alignment procedures can even have a beneficial impact on their overall life qualities.