There’s no denying the fact that misaligned teeth can drastically diminish your smile’s appeal. Nevertheless, many people hesitate to correct their crooked teeth out of apprehension about traditional orthodontic treatment. If beauty were the only consideration, then treating malocclusion (a misaligned bite) would be nothing more than an aesthetic choice. Unfortunately, there is more at stake than vanity when your teeth are not in their proper place and position. Shrewsbury dentists, Dr. Pizzi and Dr. Messina, explain why you shouldn’t ignore malocclusion, even if it doesn’t bother your aesthetic sensibilities.
More than Appearance
Your teeth’s alignment is designed to do more than look beautiful. The human bite can exert up to 200 pounds of pressure on your molars. While your teeth are protected by the strongest substance that your body produces (tooth enamel), the key to their survival lies in evenly displacing this pressure among all of them. When one or more of your teeth are not positioned properly, this displacement can be thrown out of whack and lead to a wide variety of dental health issues. Excessive tooth wear, cracked and fractured teeth, and TMJ disorder (damaged jaw joints) are only a few of the issues that an unbalanced bite can cause.
Discreet Alternatives to Traditional Braces
If your teeth can use some guidance, your Shrewsbury dentists offer a number of orthodontic treatment options to choose from other than traditional metal braces, including Invisalign® clear braces and Six Month Smiles® cosmetic braces. With these discrete orthodontic options, you can straighten your smile without announcing your treatment to everyone you meet.
ABOUT YOUR SHREWSBURY DENTISTS:
At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.