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What's the big deal with crooked teeth?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Why are crooked teeth a problem?

Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call "malocclusion."  Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which leads to premature wear.

The Progression of Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)

When teeth are crowed, plaque with harmful bacteria can attach to the tooth surface down to the bottom of the pocket.  PLaque can be difficult to remove from crowded areas because it is difficult to brush and floss here.  Bacteria can cause gum tissue surrounding the tooth to degrade, and if not treated, result in bone loss.

Straight Teeth are Healthier Teeth

Straight, properly aligned teeth can help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease.


Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss than crowded or crooked teeth.  Properly positioned teeth can help gums "fit" more tightly around them, which  may lead to better periodontal health.


With good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, and periodontal disease can be reduced.


Properly aligned teeth also reduce the risk of expensive procedures requiring to repair the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth chipping, breaking, or wear; and can be less stressful on the supporting bone and joints.

A Straightforward Solution

Straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life.  Schedule a complimentary consultation today with one of our Invisalign certified dentists and start the road to a healthy mouth today.

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