Orthodontics Is More Than CosmeticJuly 6, 2020 5:14 pm
Did you know that “bad bites” and crooked teeth can lead to cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss? That’s right! Orthodontics is not just about straightening teeth; treatment helps you have a healthier smile.
When your teeth are not aligned, it is easier for plaque and calculus to build up in between them. It is also harder for you to clean this build up off! Over time, even your toothbrush cannot remove it. Bacteria in this plaque can cause three issues:
Cavities! This trapped bacteria can eat away at your tooth enamel and cause cavities (oh my!)
Gum Disease Plaque build-up is not part of the healthy environment we want in our mouths. As a reaction, our body creates an inflammatory response to plaque which leads to bone loss, or gum disease (oh no!). Once we lose this bone, it never comes back. It is precious to preserve!
Tooth Loss Teeth roots are held in the mouth by bone. As gum disease progresses, there is less and less bone to hold them. If we lose too much bone, we can even lose our teeth!
These reasons alone are why it is so important to schedule a consultation with a trained orthodontist so she can correct crooked teeth or bad bites before they lead to these bigger problems.
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