My teeth are becoming crowded and crooked. How will that affect me?
If your teeth are misaligned, you probably already find it challenging to brush and floss them properly. Crowded teeth may make it nearly impossible to floss thoroughly. Brushing is not as effective since your brush can’t reach all surfaces of your teeth.
This lack of effective hygiene can lead to gum disease as the unreachable crevices give bacteria a place to thrive. Few people realize that recent studies have proven that oral infections caused by the buildup of bacteria may lead to more serious ailments, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Crowded bottom teeth often protrude, placing abnormal stress on the teeth they come in contact with. This in turn can lead to abnormal wear of dental enamel. Conversely, protruding upper teeth are more likely to crack or chip in the event of an accident.
However, you do not need to live with a smile that looks unappealing and causes you discomfort. Atlantis Dental Care is proud to offer Invisalign clear braces, a discreet alternative to metal braces. Invisalign clear braces are easy to wear, and many patients achieve a straighter smile in as little as a year.
Would you like to learn more about Invisalign and the way this orthodontic treatment can change your smile and your life? Please call our Boise dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Cantwell.