The bite of the people with misaligned teeth is not correct and sometimes even jaw complications can appear (such as TMD disorders). This is why it is so important not only to have healthy teeth and gums, but also a set of straight teeth.
There are plenty of cosmetic dental procedures available nowadays which can help patients obtain a set of straight and healthy teeth.
It can be clearly noted that people are getting more and more aware about the importance of having their teeth straightened. For instance, the teeth straightening procedure sales have risen with well over 300% at a UK dental practice. This is so mainly because dentists teach their patients about the importance of having street teeth not only for aesthetic reasons, but also for health reasons.
Periodontal disease seems to be the number 1 public enemy in dental health. If left untreated, the patient might even have to put up with permanent tooth loss. Besides, as the periodontal disease progresses, the teeth suffer certain modifications throughout the years (such as teeth that become misaligned or crooked).
It is extremely difficult to follow a proper dental health regimen, if the teeth are not in a relatively straight positioning. The patient cannot brush or floss his teeth efficiently. This means that periodontal disease might progress much faster, and create irreversible oral health damages.
Several years ago, only children and youngsters were wearing braces to straighten their teeth.
Today, there are several types of braces available for adults too, and experts agree that it is never too late to have the teeth straightened.
Some of the benefits of straight teeth:
- cutting down the risk for developing gum disease or allowing the disease to progress
- smaller risk for developing health complications such as heart problems
- patients will be able to chew their food in a more natural way. Thus, the digestion is aided, and the risk for gastrointestinal disease is eliminated
- people who can chew the food correctly, will also have more nutritional benefits from their food.
- straightening the teeth might also help reducing grinding or clenching habits, which are extremely bad for the health
- well aligned teeth are extremely easily accessible by the dentist. If you will need a filling or any restorative work, the dentist can do this easily because your teeth are straight