Most patients equate straighter teeth to a gorgeous smile. But are you aware of the health benefits of properly aligned teeth? Crooked, rotated, and overlapping teeth make regular cleaning difficult. Food debris and bacterial plaque slowly build up in the small spaces where your toothbrush and floss can barely reach. The acidic toxins that ooze out of the bacterial residue lead to cavities and swollen, diseased gums. Even assisting a couple of straggling teeth to find their proper positions can result in a healthier mouth.
Teeth straightening isn’t just limited to kids! Adults are often the most committed orthodontic patients, and it’s never too late to talk about your choices for a straight, shiny smile. Don’t worry if you are unsure whether wires will suit your tolerance levels. In many cases, invisible methods can be extremely effective, and Dr. Mai can assist you in exploring your options. Orthodontics includes teeth straightening and jaw alignment, thereby coupling beauty with proper functioning. Early detection of problems may allow for easier treatment with better results, but it is never too late to discuss ways to improve a smile!