If you are one of those people that think crooked teeth are not that serious, then you would be mistaken. You may also be one of those people who think that your money can go to more important things than correcting a cosmetic issue such as crooked teeth. However, we are going to explain why crooked teeth will cause you more issues and money in the future — much more than you would save than just correcting them now.
Dental Issues That Crooked Teeth Will Cause
- Jaw Pain
- If you have several crooked teeth, they will continue to grow crooked causing overcrowding in your mouth and damage to your surrounding teeth. Also, if your teeth are growing crooked in a forward direction, then this will put stress on your jaw and the joints that hold your jaw in place. The pain caused by your jaw joints being stressed is called TMJ which can be very uncomfortable and can make it painful for you to chew and eat your favorite foods.
- Difficulty Cleaning Teeth Properly
- When teeth are crooked, it makes it harder to get your toothbrush and floss in all the small spaces created from overlapping. When you don’t brush or floss effectively, it can lead to an increase of plaque buildup and increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
- Better Overall Health
- It’s not just your oral health that you are putting at risk by ignoring crooked teeth. You are also putting your dental health at risk by ignoring crooked teeth. In advanced cases, dental issues can cause headaches and neck, shoulder, and jaw pain.
- Halitosis (Bad Breath)
- Bad breath, which sometimes referred to as Halitosis, can be a very serious issue. If you find yourself constantly disguising your bad breath with gum or mouthwash, then you may have a more serious underlying condition.
- Confidence Booster
- Stop being worried about hiding your smile for the world to see. Improve your quality of life by treating your crooked teeth. You will see a vast improvement in all aspects of your social life including dating, and professional encounters at your workplace.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Are you or a loved one dealing with crooked teeth? Maybe you are avoiding correcting them? If so, we can help with your treatment by contacting our office at (410) 919-9806 or request a consultation online, and we will respond to you personally.