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Can Misaligned Teeth Affect The Quality Of Your Life?


Posted on 11/21/2022 by Evan
Can Misaligned Teeth Affect The Quality Of Your Life?Misaligned teeth can occur due to several reasons, such as poor dental care, early childhood thumb sucking, use of bottle feeding for a long time, and injury. Many people consider orthodontic treatment to enhance their smile from teeth misalignment. However, not everyone understands the importance of using aligners or dental braces to improve their appearance. Instead, they end up living with uneven teeth. Misaligned teeth can impact the quality of your life. It does not only affect your smile, but it can also result in health issues such as the ones below.

Gum Diseases


Misaligned teeth make it challenging to brush and floss properly. This can result in plaque buildup, causing gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. If left unattended, gingivitis can progress into more severe periodontitis. At this stage, you may experience tooth loss, or the bacteria can enter the bloodstream, impacting your whole body. In this case, visiting our dental office for teeth alignment can help to prevent gum disease. Our dentist will create a treatment plan based on oral needs.

Speech Problems


The jaws and teeth are vital in pronouncing sounds. However, teeth misalignment can affect the way you produce certain sounds. This can make you avoid public speaking or have anxiety during a job interview. Speech problems can also affect a lot of areas in your adulthood. Thus, it is best to treat it as early as possible. A good way to resolve speech difficulties is by remedying the misalignment of your teeth.

Underbite


When there is teeth misalignment, you bite, and your teeth will not fit. This makes it challenging to chew, and it can be painful. The result is you will not chew the food as it should. This may not seem a big deal, but chewing is the first step of digestion. Inappropriate chewing can lead to improper digestion, which can result in stomachache, bloating, and acid reflux. You don't have to adapt to living with misaligned teeth. Visit our office and discuss teeth straightening options.


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