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Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters

A straight, sparkling white smile is more than just an attractive feature. It’s a sign of good oral health and overall self-care. 

If you’re living with a crooked smile, you might also have underlying oral issues. If left untreated, these problems could cost you more hassle and money in the long run. Here, at MediDental Care conveniently located in Astoria, New York, we’d like to inform you of why alignment matters and how it’s more than just a cosmetic fix. 

Causes of crooked teeth

Most people didn’t grow up with a naturally straight, beautiful smile. You probably remember many of your friends having braces in school. In fact, braces are so common that over four million people living in the US wear them every year. But what exactly causes crooked teeth?

Several factors are to blame with genetics being one of the main causes. Certain habits like sucking on your thumb as a child or improper dental hygiene can cause teeth to grow in at different angles. Some other culprits of crooked teeth include:

  • Jaw misalignment
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Poor nutrition
  • Mouth breathing

Health problems arise

No one wants to have crooked teeth. Oftentimes, finances and lack of health insurance coverage can prevent you from straightening them. However, if you don’t fix crooked teeth, many other health problems that can arise. 

Gum disease is one of the biggest issues that misalignment can cause. When your teeth sit at crooked angles, brushing and flossing can’t get at hard-to-reach areas, and sometimes an infection results. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to decay and tooth loss. 

Crooked teeth can also make eating difficult and uncomfortable. It may even take some of the enjoyment out of eating altogether. Not to mention, misalignment can lead to improper chewing and ultimately, digestion issues. 

Speech problems can arise from misalignment. Your pronunciation and diction may be affected by tooth gaps or overcrowding. This may make others unable to understand you.

All of these misalignment issues can also plummet your self-esteem. Lack of confidence with your appearance and health could prevent you from widening your social circle and accomplishing your goals.

Correct your smile

Now you can improve your smile without the bulky look of metal braces. Invisalign® straightens your teeth by using a series of sleek, clear aligners. Most patients get the results they want by simply wearing the Invisalign for 20-22 hours a day for one year. The best part about it is that no one will even know you’re wearing them.

Andrew Sarowitz, DDS, creates your custom teeth straightening plan by creating a 3D image of your mouth. This illustrates the specific areas that need improvement. Dr. Sarowitz can even show you a preview of what your perfect smile will look like after the Invisalign treatment is finished.

Find out more

Improving your smile is more than just a confidence booster. It shows a positive health initiative and self-investment. Your smile will be with you for life, so it’s time you give it the attention it deserves.

Learn more about the endless benefits of Invisalign today. Call us at 718-728-8800 or book online.

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