When your teeth aren’t aligned the way they’re meant to be, their misalignment can lead to several additional concerns that you might not think of right away. For example, their appearance may tell you that your teeth are crooked, but it’s the way they meet each other when you bite and chew that can have an even more significant impact on your immediate and long-term oral health. Today, we take a look at a few of these potential impacts, and why treatment with Invisalign® may be a good idea to help you avoid them.

Extensive damage to your tooth structures

When your teeth don’t meet evenly, your bite can have trouble balancing its pressure properly. This means some teeth may be exposed to excessive amounts of pressure that they aren’t suited to withstand, which can lead to them becoming worn-down or structurally damaged. If your teeth become worn, the discrepancy in your bite’s pressure can become even more pronounced, leading to greater bite imbalances and greater risks of more damaged teeth. Correcting your teeth’s alignment with the help of Invisalign® can help stop this cycle and protect your teeth from experiencing further harm.

Increasingly worse tooth misalignment

The longer it takes to address tooth misalignment, the greater the misalignment can grow under the imbalanced pressure of your bite. This imbalance may not only expose your teeth to damage, but also force your crooked teeth even further out of alignment. This can make the consequences of your tooth misalignment even more significant, and in addition to tooth damage, it may also impact the health and integrity of your jaw’s joints and muscles. The sooner you correct an alignment problem with your teeth, the greater chance you have of preventing them from becoming more crooked over time.

Daily accommodations for your treatment

When it comes to straightening crooked teeth, many patients worry how traditional orthodontic braces may impact their daily lives. With brackets and wires on their teeth to contend with, daily tasks such as eating and drinking, or brushing and flossing their teeth, may become more complicated. Invisalign® clear aligners are designed to not only remain discreet when placed over your teeth, but also to keep your treatment convenient by allowing you to remove the aligners before performing routine daily activities.

Learn how Invisalign® can help you

Straightening crooked teeth can help you avoid several significant problems, such as tooth damage, and Invisalign® can make your treatment process easier and more discreet. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park and all surrounding communities.