Do you wonder what your life could be like with straight teeth? Few people naturally have perfectly even teeth, and those with only a slight malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth, may have considerable oral health complications. No matter your age, though, you can have the smile you want with orthodontic treatment. If any of the following reasons speak to your desire for straighter teeth, consult your cosmetic dentist about undergoing orthodontic care.
You Want a More Appealing Smile.
When it comes to first impressions, many people focus on the smile before any other physical feature. If your teeth suffer from wide gaps or an overbite, your smile may not create the effect you would like. Should your teeth cause you to hide your smile or avoid in-person interactions, they could significantly hinder your professional standing and social life. Straightening your smile could remove this obstacle and give you the confidence you want when engaging others.
Your Malocclusion is Causing Tooth Damage.
Do your teeth chip or crack frequently? This could be the result of your tooth placement. When your teeth do not align as they should when you eat or speak, they could hit against one another and cause damage. If severe enough, this misalignment may lead to tooth breakage, infection, and a higher incidence of tooth decay.
You Want to Avoid Gum Disease.
A large number of Americans suffer from gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. If you want to prevent the development of this condition, consider orthodontics. When teeth are out of place or crowded, they can make thorough brushing and flossing difficult, leading to plaque and tartar buildup. When the bacteria found in plaque get out of control, gum disease can result. Straightened teeth can lower this risk.
The Smile Design Center of Baltimore wants you to enjoy a healthy smile you can be proud of. If you have been considering orthodontic work, call our Lutherville office at (443) 275-9821 to set up a consultation. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry services as well for Pikesville, Timonium, and Towson residents.