Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters

Did you know over four million Americans wear braces? It’s not just a cosmetic issue. Leaving crooked teeth misaligned can lead to serious consequences for your entire body. Here, at the offices of Kerry M. Bloom, D.D.S, your health is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful guide. We want to make sure you understand the serious health implications that can arise from leaving crooked teeth untreated.

How to tell if your teeth are crooked

You can usually tell if your teeth are crooked. But sometimes, you need a professional diagnosis. We can see what's going on with your mouth and jaw by taking X-rays, pictures of your face, and impressions of your teeth. 

Here are some signs you can look out for to tell if your teeth are crooked: 

Problems caused by crooked teeth

While crooked teeth can cause cosmetic issues that can impact confidence, they can also lead to a host of serious problems for your health. 

Crooked teeth can make it difficult to effectively clean your teeth, which can lead to problems like cavities, tooth decay, and even gingivitis. This becomes quite serious when you consider the fact that germs in your mouth can spread to other areas of your body and lead to serious consequences.

In fact, a recent study, published in 2019, found there's a direct correlation between gingivitis and Alzheimer's disease. This is because bacteria in your mouth can easily spread to your brain, destroying nerve cells and leading to memory loss. 

There are other issues caused by leaving crooked teeth untreated as well. Including, the additional strain placed on your teeth, jaw, and facial muscles, leading to an increased risk of chipped or broken teeth.

How we straighten your teeth

Instead of relying on outdated methods like braces, which are painful, uncomfortable, and difficult to manage, we prefer to use a more modern method with Invisalign®. Invisalign® is an FDA-approved system that uses a mold of your teeth to create plastic trays that are comfortable and removable. The aligners are virtually invisible and straighten your teeth with little hassle and minimal discomfort.

Do you have misaligned teeth? Don’t wait for the problem to progress and cause serious health problems. Call us at 713-581-8033 or visit our website set up an appointment today! 

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