If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, this is a dental concern worth bringing up at your next appointment. As your trusted dentist in Westminster, MD, Dr. Bowersox provides treatment to patients with crooked teeth through ClearCorrect orthodontic aligners. Patients love our ClearCorrect treatment because it is a discreet way to treat mild to moderate orthodontic concerns.
Correcting your misaligned teeth is not just a cosmetic concern. There are also several other benefits to consider, including restoring the functionality of your bite pattern. When your teeth are crooked, your mouth muscles have to work harder to perform daily tasks like chewing or speaking.
Over time, this can cause your teeth to wear down and result in tension headaches or jaw pain. We want to help you achieve your ideal and healthiest smile. Schedule an appointment today for a ClearCorrect consultation.
Here are some common questions we get regarding our crooked teeth treatment options:
Why are my teeth crooked?
Having crooked teeth is a common dental concern. Some people may suffer from an overcrowded mouth, which means their mouth is too small to fit all of their teeth. This causes the teeth to overlap and twist in order to fit into your mouth.
Some people may have sucked their thumb or pacifier as a child, resulting in your mouth developing differently than others. Occasionally, crooked teeth are the result of an oral injury. Most often, crooked teeth are inherited genetically.
What are the benefits of straightening my teeth?
When you have a straighter smile, not only will you reap the cosmetic benefits but you will also have a more functional mouth all together. Your teeth will be in their ideal performance position. Your bite pattern will be situated in a position that is more effective for chewing and speaking. You will be able to walk around with the confidence of knowing your smile is both beautiful and healthy.
What is ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect invisible braces are the clear and simple way to straighten your teeth. They are clear plastic aligners that incrementally adjust teeth over time. You’ll wear each set of aligners for a specific amount of time as your teeth gently adjust and align into your ideal smile. Dr. Bowersox will monitor your progress until you eventually have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
What happens if you don’t fix crooked teeth?
If you do not fix crooked teeth it can result in gum disease, tooth decay, and potential tooth breakage. It may also cause low self esteem.
Are crooked teeth genetic?
Genetics can cause crooked teeth, however there are a variety of factors that can affect tooth alignment. The main cause of crooked teeth is having a small jaw because when teeth come in they will overlap due to lack of space.