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Good Bye my Crooked Teeth

Consequences of Crooked Teeth

If you have crooked teeth, you’re probably wondering if you should get them fixed. What are the consequences of crooked teeth? An orthodontist like Dr David Alpan in Los Angeles wants crooked teeth corrected for the sake of their patients’ oral health. Here are some of the consequences of crooked teeth:

Increased Risk of Cavities and Gum Disease

Crooked teeth are harder to clean. Because of the crowding and misalignment, it’s difficult to floss and brush all areas of the teeth. Not being able to get in these hard to reach areas increases the risk of cavities and gingivitis. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to serious tooth decay.

Improper Chewing and Speech

A misaligned bite or crooked smile makes it hard to move your jaw properly. Because of this, you have a hard time chewing. One side of your mouth may be under more pressure while chewing, and you may bite your cheeks and tongue. You can also have a harder time speaking and enunciating words due to the way your tongue hits your teeth.

Increased Strain and Wear

Crooked teeth can increase the strain on your muscles and jaw. You may not be aware of it, but misaligned teeth pull on your jaw, Invisalign trays, also known as aligners, come in a variety of different sizes. After you have worn a particular aligner for about two weeks, you would graduate to the next one. which can increase the risk of muscle strain, jaw injury, and even tooth fracture. If one side of your jaw works harder than the other, the teeth on this side can also have more wear.