Teeth that are not aligned properly in a patients mouth is called “malocclusion.” If left for a prolonged period of time with out treatment, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on the teeth and jaws causing wear. Along with this having a smile that each and every one of us are proud to show helps in many aspects of life with a positive self image.
Straight teeth help have:
- Healthier gums
- Improved oral hygiene
- Decreased risk of abnormal wear and trauma to teeth
A straightforward solution to straightening your teeth makes a significant difference in your self image and overall oral health and keeping all of your teeth long into your life. Solutions such as traditional braces is a common solution to malocclusion, along with more subtle solutions such as Invisalign.
What is periodontal disease? Often beginning as gum redness or bleeding while brushing your teeth / flossing, you may notice halitosis, or bad breath as additional signs. If not treated, gum inflammation can become worse, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gum line and the formation of pockets between teeth and gums – leading to bone loss and eventually tooth loss.
Ask your dentist to inquire about Invisalign or Braces.
Types of malocclusion include: