Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentist call “malocclusion” (crooked teeth).
Malocclusion affects 74% of American adults. If you have malocclusion, it may effect your periodontal health, because it is difficult to remove plaque when teeth are not aligned.
Poorly aligned teeth can also create unnatural stress and pressure on the teeth and jaws. Teeth that are subject to excessive pressure can develop chipping and notches at the gum line called abfractions. Premature wear can lead to poor root support, loose teeth and eventually, tooth loss.
Straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life.
Call our office to schedule a personal consultation on how Invisalign (clear aligners) can work on getting you on the road to a healthy mouth.