What are the Benefits of Straight Teeth?

An aligned smile has multiple cosmetic and functional advantages. Our Fort Myers dental team wants to educate patients on how certain dental issues, such as malocclusion, impact their oral health.

Reduce the Ache

Misalignment can put stress on a patient’s jaw and surrounding facial structures, causing discomfort. Straightening teeth helps prevent this issue and avoids complications with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Those with a TMJ disorder have frequent headaches and limited movement of the jaw. Problems with your temporomandibular joint also consist of tension in the neck, back, and temples, as well as occasional dizziness and vertigo.

Preserve Your Dental Anatomy

Since pressure is distributed unevenly, misaligned teeth are more susceptible to damage when chewing food. This can lead to teeth becoming prematurely worn and chipped, while an inability to properly chew food can also inhibit a person’s digestive system. Receiving orthodontic intervention protects patients’ smiles and helps stop future issues from arising.

Gums are also vulnerable to developing periodontal disease when teeth are not in their correct position. Misaligned teeth can be more difficult to effectively clean during your daily dental care routine, making it easier for harmful bacteria to spread. Depending on the severity of misalignment, those with very crooked teeth are susceptible to periodontal pockets forming beneath the gum line.

How can I achieve straight teeth?

Invisalign® clear aligners allow you to improve and maintain your oral health, as well as preserve your smile’s beauty.

These clear braces are known for their ability to go unnoticed by others. The Invisalign orthodontic system is a series of invisible trays that gradually shift teeth into improved positions. The clear aligners are custom-made to fit the unique contours of your teeth and require you to wear them for 22 hours a day. Invisalign trays do not place any dietary restrictions on patients as they are conveniently removable, simply take them out before eating.

If you would like to know more information about how straight teeth benefits you, contact Mitchell Dentistry! Dr. Mitchell enjoys helping patients enhance their smiles with treatments that bring them closer to reaching their dental goals. Call or visit our Fort Myers dental practice today!

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