Find out how having an uneven smile can cause other issues for your oral health.
Most people aren’t born with straight teeth, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have that perfect smile. Getting braces from your Mississauga dentists could change all that. Find out why straightening your smile is for more than just aesthetic reasons and how your smile will benefit.
Crooked Teeth and Gum Disease
Do you have crooked teeth? Then you are at a higher risk for developing gum disease than someone who isn’t. A straight smile is easy to clean, but if your smile is crooked, trying to clean food and bacteria from between these crooked or overlapping spots is infinitely harder. And if you don’t remove plaque from your teeth this can eventually lead to bleeding gums and even gum disease.
Furthermore, crooked smiles can place excessive force on certain teeth, which can lead to tooth injuries and bone loss. If you have crooked teeth and your Mississauga dentists have found an increase in plaque buildup during your six-month cleanings then it’s time you did something about it.
Straightening Your Smile for Better Gum Health
If you want to protect your gums from gum disease (and let’s face it—who doesn’t?) we have a solution: orthodontics. Before you start shaking your head, it’s important to know that braces have changed a lot over the years. What you remember from your childhood is a thing of the past.
Now we offer options like clear traditional braces with tooth-colored brackets and wires, and even nearly invisible braces known as Invisalign. This allows everyone from children to adults to get a healthier smile without other people noticing their braces. Plus, orthodontics like Invisalign offers a quicker length of treatment for adults than traditional braces. In as little as 12 months, you could have a perfectly straight smile.
Ready to boost your oral health with orthodontics? The next step is to schedule a consultation with your Mississauga dentists. Let the expert team of Mississauga Dental Arts make your smile a work of art.