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Are Crooked Teeth Unhealthy or Just Cosmetic?

Everyone dreams of a movie star smile. After all, who doesn’t want sparkling white, perfectly straight teeth? While straight teeth can boost your confidence and help you feel great in your own skin, they are also important for your health.

Unfortunately, many of us have crooked teeth and have to work toward becoming a movie star smile. Crooked teeth are usually caused by a misaligned jaw, genetics, poor dental care, poor nutrition, and facial injury.

When your teeth are crooked, you are at risk for a variety of issues. Crooked teeth can lead to wear and tear on your teeth, gums, and jaw muscles. This can cause TMJ disorder, gum disease, chronic headaches, speech challenges, and more. Crooked teeth may also make it difficult for you to brush and floss properly.

As you can see, crooked teeth are unhealthy. If you have them, it’s important to undergo treatment sooner rather than later. At Downtown Raleigh Dental, we’ve helped many patients straighten crooked teeth through Invisalign. Our Midlothian, VA dental friends at River Run Dental rave about Invisalign.

Invisalign has been around since 1997 and uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to slowly but surely shift the teeth into their proper positions. Unlike traditional metal braces, they are virtually invisible to the naked eye. You can also remove them every time you eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth.

So if you want to correct crooked teeth to improve your health and appearance, it’s in your best interest to learn more about Invisalign. Feel free to come to our office for a consultation so you can figure out if this treatment makes sense for your particular situation. Our Spring Hill dermatologist peers have explained to us that more and more teenagers and young adults are seeking cosmetic enhancements in 2022.

Schedule an Appointment at Downtown Dental

For more information on the importance of resolving crooked teeth or to schedule an Invisalign consultation, don’t hesitate to contact Downtown Dental today. Call 919-897-7646. We look forward to hearing from you!

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