The reasons for having your teeth straightened are as individual as the treatment available, aesthetic improvement is just one of them.
People are very aware of how teeth look and an attractive smile can play an important role in enhancing self-confidence.
First impressions are made when a person smiles and many people with less than perfect teeth may find that they do not smile as often.
It’s more difficult to clean your teeth when they are crowded and overlapping. Plaque damage due to inadequate cleaning is a major factor in tooth decay, gum disease and eventual tooth loss.
Having your teeth straightened will make it easier for you to look after them.
A poorly aligned bite may lead to excessive or uneven wear of teeth.
Crooked teeth can damage gums. For example with a deep bite, the lower front teeth can bite into the gum behind the upper front teeth, causing wear and discomfort.
Jaw joint problems
Damage and pain in and around the jaw joint can be caused by poor natural alignment.
Some people have difficulty speaking properly because of alignment problems with their teeth and jaws.
So whilst the importance and power of a great smile should never be underestimated, there is so much more to orthodontics than that Hollywood smile. Think your teeth might need some re-aligning? Then visit MOG and let us make you smile!