Your smile’s appearance can give you confidence when you feel good about it. It can also make you feel insecure when you do not feel good about it. Crooked teeth can be a factor in the way you feel about your smile. In fact, a lot of people believe that crooked teeth only affect the way your smile looks. Unfortunately, a crooked smile can have negative effects on your smile, which means that straightening your smile can deter these negative effects from occurring. Your dentist in Fort Worth, Texas can help you determine if your smile can and should be straightened. If you qualify for ClearCorrect®, it can be a discreet way to straighten your teeth.
Keep Your Smile Healthy
Overlapping, crowded, or crooked teeth can make certain areas between teeth inaccessible to a toothbrush or floss. When your smile is difficult to keep clean, it can lead to a buildup of harmful bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Not only are crooked teeth more susceptible to tooth decay, but they are also more prone to damage. When your teeth are not properly aligned, it can mean that they bump into each other at odd, dysfunctional angles that can cause breakage. Straightening your smile can decrease your risks of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth damage.
Decrease Risk of TMJ Disorder
When you correct your smile’s alignment, it can create less strain on your jaw joints. A misaligned bite and smile can cause stress and strain on the joints of your jaw, which can lead to a painful jaw condition called TMJ disorder. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder can involve chronic pain, frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping, and lockjaw.
Increase Your Confidence
Your health is the top priority. However, if your smile’s appearance makes you doubt yourself or limit the impact you have on the world, it may be time to address your smile.
Straightening your teeth can benefit your smile’s health
ClearCorrect® may be able to help straighten your smile. To schedule a consultation, call the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Fort Worth, TX, at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. Our Benbrook office is now open, call 817-349-7860.