30 May Effects of Teeth Misalignment
Today, approximately three-quarters of Americans are affected by crooked or misaligned teeth. Crooked teeth are more than a simple aesthetic issue. They can worsen over time and adversely affect your overall health.
Here are some common types of misaligned teeth:
- Deep bite
- Open bite
- Edge-to-edge bite
- Excessive overjet
When affected by these misalignments, your teeth can:
- Begin to chip from excessive pressure
- Become worn down at the tips
- Create pressure, which causes pain in your jaw joint
- Cause gum recession
- Become loose and eventually fall out
Properly aligned and healthy teeth are capable of lasting longer and are less likely to need costly dental procedures in the future.
Whether you are an adult who is interested in enhancing your smile for professional/social reasons, or a teen who is hoping to make your orthodontic treatment almost invisible, Invisalign® is an excellent choice. The average treatment time with Invisalign is just 12-18 months, and you can eliminate the embarrassment of a “mouthful of metal” that comes with metal braces. Dr. Jeffrey D. Clark, our Invisalign-certified dentist in Scottsdale, Arizona will be happy to evaluate your needs and assess your smile!
For more information on the benefits of Invisalign in Scottsdale Arizona, please contact us at Scottsdale Dental Excellence today.