Some people think straight teeth are only important to help you look and feel great. But the truth is, having straight teeth is really important for your health too!
When teeth are crooked and crowded, it can be more difficult to brush and floss. Brushing is important to help remove plaque from the large surfaces of your teeth and eradicate bacteria in the mouth. Regular flossing removes plaque from between your teeth and helps prevent cavities and gum disease.
Over time, poor oral hygiene can cause all kinds of problems including tooth decay, periodontal disease (infections of the structures around the teeth), and possibly tooth loss. An improper bite can also interfere with chewing and speaking, cause excessive wear to tooth enamel, and lead to problems with the jaws.
Pulsipher Orthodontics can help! Orthodontic treatment is used to correct a “bad bite,” also known as malocclusion, that involves crooked or crowded teeth. Correcting the problem can create a better smile, but more important, orthodontic treatment makes it easier to take care of your teeth and results in a healthier mouth.
Are you ready for a healthier smile? The good news is that orthodontic treatment is now easier than ever before. Braces are smaller and more comfortable than they used to be. You can even choose to straighten your teeth using clear, removable aligners.
Make an appointment with Dr. Pulsipher to discuss your unique smile and what alignment options are best for you.