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What if I don’t want braces and don’t want my teeth to be straight?

  • June 7th, 2016

Orthodontic treatment is not just for cosmetic reasons – crooked or crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. Over time this may lead to not only tooth decay but also swollen and bleeding gums and bad breath. It may also affect the may you talk, swallow, and move your jaw, as well as you smile.
The benefits of being able to chew your food and having straight teeth, a healthy mouth and an attractive smile would seem to be worth the time and effort.
In more detail:

Cavity/Periodontal disease
The association between malocclusion and cavities/periodontal disease is weak as research has shown that individual motivation has more impact than tooth alignment upon effective tooth brushing. However certain occlusal anomalies (traumatic bites) and irregular teeth can lead to increased loss of periodontal support. Also irregular teeth combined with poor oral Hygiene could cause cavities.
Trauma to the anterior teeth
Patients who have an increased overjet – protruded front teeth- have greater risk damage to the upper incisors.

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