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Invisalign - Straight Talk About Crooked Teeth

Why are crooked teeth a problem?

 

Information provided by Invisalign. 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 lead to premature wear.

What type of malocclusion do you have?

Crowding

  • Buildup of plaque and tartar

  • Harbors harmful periodontal bacteria

  • Risk of periodontal disease, tooth, and bone loss

Spacing

  • Food lodges between teeth

  • Risk of sore, tender gums

  • Risk of periodontal disease

 

Deep Bite

  • Over-erupted lower front teeth that can damage the palate

  • Premature wear and chipping of the lower front teeth

Crossbite

  • Premature tooth wear and risk of chipped teeth

  • Abfraction - small notch n tooth at the gumline

  • Periodontal disease, tooth, and bone loss

 

Open Bite

  • Abfraction - small notch in tooth at gumline

  • Gum recession, loose teeth and bone loss

  • Excessive, premature wear on back teeth

The Danger and Health Risk if left untreated...

 

If left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and premature wear of teeth that can worsen over time and even result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease may also increase the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries).

 

Call today for free consultation. Straight, properly aligned teeth can help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease.