Why Straighten Teeth?
Straighter teeth perform chewing, biting and speaking functions more effectively than crooked teeth. In addition, a straight smile boosts confidence, is aesthetically pleasing to look at, and can help stave off a wide variety of dental ailments.
There are several types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite, crossbite, and overcrowding. Each of these alignment problems negatively impacts the functionality and cosmetic appearance of the teeth.
Here is a brief overview of some of the main disorders associated with crooked teeth:
- Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJ)
- Uneven wear
- High risk for tooth decay
Teeth can be straightened by using customized aligning trays. Aligning trays are fully removable and are used where the malocclusion is less severe, and the teeth need to move a shorter distance. These trays are replaced every seven to ten days for the duration of the treatment, and have proven to be equally effective for straightening teeth.
If you have questions about straightening teeth, please ask our office staff.