Straight teeth are more than just athletics
Teeth function similarly to gears on a wheel. They’re designed to work together in a specific way to complete a task. They can’t do their function if they don’t fit together, which can lead to a number of oral health issues.
Straight teeth are easier to clean, for starters. Plaque is easier to remove when teeth are aligned. Plaque can lurk in numerous places on crooked teeth, causing brushing to miss it. Gum inflammation (puffiness and bleeding) and, eventually, gum disease can arise from plaque buildup.
Even if your teeth look straight, there still may be problems.
Protruding teeth, especially those at the front of the mouth, are more vulnerable to harm.
When you have an incorrect bite, you will experience increased wear, chipping, and grinding of your teeth. TMJ pain, headaches, and migraines can result from jawbone and joint disorders, which can lead to the disintegration of the bones that support your teeth, as well as TMJ discomfort, headaches, and migraines. All of this can make it difficult to speak clearly and comfortably while chewing food.
Some sleep problems, such as sleep apnea, may be caused by jaw position and size, according to research.
Straight teeth and proper jaw alignment are extremely beneficial to your overall health.
The good news is that there is a method for ensuring your success. By relocating teeth within the jaw bones and ensuring that they function properly, an orthodontist can work with you to establish a strategy for getting straight teeth and ensuring a healthy bite.