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Four Reasons to Straighten Your Teeth

| Station Square Dental

If you’ve been considering investing in orthodontic therapy as an adult, you may be wondering if there are any advantages to the decision aside from changing the appearance of your smile.

You’ll be glad to know that a properly aligned bite means much more than just feeling confident about how your teeth look. If you’re still on the fence about scheduling a consultation, here are four reasons to consider straightening your smile:

Fewer Cavities

One of the biggest complications of tooth crowding is the increased risk of developing cavities. Tight areas in the mouth tend to harbor acids and plaque biofilm more easily, allowing them to spend extra time on the tooth’s surface. As a result, they’re usually the first areas to get cavities.

Reduced Risk of Gum Disease

Tooth misalignment tends to place the mouth at an increased risk of gum disease. Even if you brush and floss regularly, areas where teeth are rotated, leaning, or crowded will tend to be the first to suffer from gum tissue detachment and bone loss.

Prevent Tooth Wear

Tooth enamel is extremely strong, but when teeth bite against each other atypically, pressure points can cause them to wear down or chip away. Your teeth aren’t the only things at risk of breaking: dental work can start to fracture, too.

Avoid TMJ Problems

TMJ disorder can be caused by several factors, one of which is a misaligned bite. When your jaw alters its function because it’s challenging to chew correctly, it can strain the joint and tissues around it.

Call Station Square Dental Today

Book a consultation at our Oakleigh dental practice today for an orthodontic evaluation. Our highly experienced team is happy to answer any additional questions that you may have. Call Station Square Dental now to schedule.