Misaligned teeth can cause a variety of dental and health problems. When you get your teeth straightened, it’s not just about looking your best and having a beautiful smile. When your top and bottom teeth do not fit together as they should, your bite is misaligned. Misalignment or malocclusion of teeth can cause you to bite your tongue or cheek while chewing, to have a lisp, or to breathe excessively through your mouth. Dental treatments, such as orthodontics, can take care of these issues and enhance your overall appearance as it corrects your teeth and brightens your smile.
The last several years have brought some major breakthroughs in how teeth are realigned into the proper position.
Orthodontist at Whispering Creek Dental, Sioux City can get your teeth straight with one of the newest techniques for correcting simple malocclusions.
There are several reasons your teeth may be out of alignment. Thumb sucking, bottle feeding for too long, and poor dental care are a few of the more common reasons people experience malocclusions. Other reasons are unavoidable. These include cleft palate, or cleft lip, tumors in the jaw or mouth, impacted teeth, and teeth that are abnormally shaped. However, most of these problems can be corrected.
THE ORTHODONTIC OPTION
You could certainly live with misaligned teeth your entire life with no great consequences. You don’t have to, however—you have options. There was a time when people had to wear uncomfortable metal braces. Back then, straightening the teeth seemed even worse than having crooked teeth. Nowadays, there are methods, such as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, that do not involve using metal ligatures and bands to painstakingly move the teeth. Braces are considerably more comfortable, and in some cases, virtually invisible. In the meantime, the teeth are shifting more quickly with less pain, and you do not need to conform to a special diet while you wear braces.
If your teeth are misaligned and you want to explore orthodontics in Sioux City, contact Whispering Creek Dental to make your appointment for an exam and consultation. Our dentist will assess your specific situation and counsel you on the best course of action to get your teeth back into perfect alignment.