A beautiful smile with perfectly straight teeth is aesthetically pleasing; you won’t find much argument with that. But those straight teeth also tend to be healthier than crooked teeth. At Henry Advanced Orthodontics in St. Augustine, we’re here to help you get straight teeth.
One of the big problems with misaligned teeth is that they increase tooth wear, because they are not coming together evenly. Uneven teeth are harder to brush and floss, too, which increases the chances of cavities and gum disease.
A less obvious affect of crooked teeth is that they can damage self-esteem and happiness. There are scientific studies that the nicer a smile you have, the more you’ll show it. And that, in turn, can lower stress levels. It can even improve your cognitive ability.
Perhaps most troubling, crooked teeth can affect your overall health. Bacteria can build up from crooked teeth, leading to oral infections. These can lead to more serious health problems like pneumonia, diabetes, and even heart disease.
So there are many good reasons to consider straightening your crooked teeth. At Henry Advanced Orthodontics in St. Augustine, we provide traditional braces for teenagers and adults. We also offer clear braces from Invisalign for teenagers and adults. Schedule a consultation today to see what works best for you.