Do You Really Need Straight Teeth?

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We all know that straightening teeth isn’t a simple, or quick, process, but we go through with it anyways because we want a bright, vibrant smile. However, the question to be asked is a pretty simple one – do we really need straight teeth?

The short answer is yes, but let’s take a few minutes to examine in detail why Dr. Michael Emanuel recommends you get your teeth straightened as soon as possible.

Improves oral health

When your teeth aren’t straight, this creates a multitude of oral health problems. Crowded teeth are much harder to clean, which creates a veritable breeding ground for plaque and tartar. Left untreated, both of those issues can cause cavities, advanced tooth decay, and even gum disease. These are problems that are easily avoided once your teeth are straight and you’re brushing and flossing on a daily basis.

Better for jaw health

When your teeth aren’t straight, there’s a high chance your bite is misaligned. Seeing as you need your bite to work properly in order to eat, it’s likely your jaw will sustain some sort of damage if you neglect getting your bite aligned. This can lead to TMJ disorder and other jaw problems that, once again, are completely preventable and avoidable by simple straightening your teeth.

While the process may not be the most enjoyable, it’s definitely worth it from a health standpoint. If you have any other questions regarding straight teeth, call us today at 718-336-5005 and let our team here at Michael Emanuel DDS PLLC help you.