You were blessed with a mouth full of straight teeth – well, except for that one pesky tooth that is out of alignment. You might feel like you can "live with it”, but you shouldn't have to. Also, even one tooth out of alignment can cause some trouble for your mouth, so let us discuss your options with you.
Avoid Cavities and Decay
Teeth that are out of alignment are more difficult to clean than straight teeth. When teeth are crooked, it is harder to get floss and a toothbrush in all the areas of your mouth. This can lead to a buildup of bacteria and plaque that can ultimately cause tooth decay and cavities. Despite your best attempts to clean your mouth, you may still suffer from these issues.
Prevent Gum Disease
Not only will accumulating plaque and bacteria lead to decay, but it can also contribute to gum disease. This is a serious disease that shouldn't be ignored. If you fail to treat your gum disease, you may suffer from gum infections, soft tissue damage, gum recession, and even loss of the teeth and jaw bone.
Premature Aging of the Teeth
A crooked tooth can also cause your mouth to age prematurely because of extra wear and tear. A tooth that doesn't align properly may look flattened and worn down depending on how it connects with the other teeth, and it may be at an increased risk of chipping.
While you might feel like you'll save money by not straightening a single tooth out of alignment, you might spend a lot of money and time fixing the damage that the tooth causes. It's never too late to straighten your teeth, even if only one tooth poses a problem. Give us a call today to find out how we can straighten your beautiful smile.