There is a very common misconception that straightening teeth is only an option for teenagers and adolescents. Thankfully in recent years, that misconception is starting to be broken by more and more adults opting for some form of orthodontic treatment. The fact of the matter is that a crooked smile does not only affect the way that your smile looks; crooked teeth can affect your smile’s health. This makes it important to straighten your smile at any age. Your dentist in Sheridan, WY can help you decide if straightening your teeth is right for you and your smile.
Health Benefits At Any Age
Teeth that overlap each other or bump into each other in a dysfunctional way can put your smile in danger. Overlapping teeth can create hiding places for bacteria. These hiding places can be hard to clean during brushing and flossing, which can increase your risks for tooth decay and gum disease by upping the length of time harmful bacteria stays in your mouth. Teeth that bump into each other at odd angles are at a constant risk of breakage and damage. Misalignment can also put undue strain on your jaw, which can lead to TMJ disorder. Straightening your teeth can help lower the risks of these negative consequences on your smile.
One of the most common reasons that adults opt not to straighten their teeth is for fear of how they will look during orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, Invisalign treatment offers a discreet, hardly visible way to straighten your smile. Invisalign can be a great option for those with mild to moderate misalignment to get straighter teeth. The aligners are custom-made with a clear acrylic that is hardly noticeable when worn. The aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, or for any reason at your discretion. This makes the impact on your lifestyle minimal, too!
Straighter teeth can lead to a healthier smile
Straightening your smile can be beneficial at any age. To schedule a consultation, call Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY, at (307) 672-7567. Along with residents of Sheridan, we also proudly serve the residents of Gillette, Billings, Miles City, and all surrounding communities.