Straight teeth are an outward sign of health and beauty, and they can boost inner confidence levels, but there are many physical health reasons why having straight teeth is more than just aesthetically important.
How Can Having Misaligned Teeth Affect Your Health?
1. Indigestion Issues
If when you eat, your teeth don’t make sufficient contact with one another, your food may not be broken down properly when swallowed. This can lead to heartburn and indigestion issues that can lead to other painful and unnecessary problems.
2. Uneven Erosion
When talking, eating and sleeping, your teeth are making contact with one another. Improper alignment of teeth can cause wear to be unevenly distributed and add extra harm to certain teeth in your mouth. If left misaligned, teeth can cause serious damage, including: chipping, cracking and sensitivity.
3. Jaw Problems
Misaligned teeth can cause excess pressure to be placed on certain teeth throughout the mouth. This can cause extreme strain on the jaw and can result in further jaw disorders and damage.
To learn more about how having straight teeth can affect not only your emotional, but also your physical health, call Dr. Mal Braverman at the New York City Cosmetic Dentistry Center at 212-688-3838.