Whether your less-than-perfect smile is a result of genetics or bruxism (tooth grinding), it’s essential to your oral health that your teeth align properly. Here are the facts about crooked teeth and why you may want to book an appointment at HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam for orthodontic treatment consultation.
Issues with Crooked Teeth
Crooked teeth are the result of a malocclusion (a bad bite), that results in uneven wear on the teeth, stress on the jaw and gums and inefficient chewing. You may have trouble flossing properly between your crooked teeth and, therefore, be more susceptible to cavities, plaque build-up, tartar and gum disease. Crooked teeth are aesthetically unappealing as well and may affect your personal and professional life if you’re self-conscious about your smile and don’t smile often.
Solutions for Crooked Teeth
Your options for crooked teeth include traditional metal braces, Invisalign invisible aligners and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Our orthodontic specialist will be able to suggest the appropriate treatment for your specific problem, but generally cosmetic dentistry is reserved for enamel repairs and fixing crooked teeth with veneers. If your teeth and jaws don’t properly align, then orthodontics will be the answer for you.
If you have questions or would like to book an appointment at HGS Orthodontics, contact us today!