Getting Braces is About More Than Fixing Crooked Teeth

Posted on Behalf of Columbine Creek Dentistry

Littleton CO Clear BracesDeciding to undergo orthodontic treatment isn't dependent on how crooked you think your teeth look. Although aesthetics certainly play a role in the need for braces, there are many other conditions that can be impacted by malocclusion (misalignment of the teeth and jaws).

Here are a few other reasons you may want to consider straightening your teeth:

Periodontal Disease
It is extremely difficult to clean around teeth that are crooked, crowded, or leaning sideways. Even if you brush well, plaque can be left behind. Little by little, those areas develop large bacterial deposits and cause gum infections.

TMJ Disorder / Headaches / Migraines
Your jaw can get worn out if it's working overtime. If your bite is "off," there's a good chance that your jaw is having to do some extra moving side to side when you bite, chew, or even talk. The strain can cause muscle and joint pain.

Worn Down Teeth
When teeth bite together properly, they function efficiently and safely. However, if they bite end-to-end or at the wrong angle, it can cause your enamel to wear down. It may even lead to broken crowns and fillings.

Your Risk of Injuries
If you or your child's front teeth tend to jet out, there's a very good chance that they're more likely to be broken or chipped during an accident. Your lip just can't protect them as well as if the teeth were set back in alignment with the rest of your smile.

Columbine Creek Dentistry offers Invisalign right here in Littleton. The clear, removable braces are convenient and easy to care for. Schedule a consultation today!

Posted on behalf of Columbine Creek Dentistry

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