30 Sep 2020
5 min read
Crooked teeth can knock your confidence and, because they’re often more difficult to brush than straight teeth, they can cause a number of different health problems.
With crooked teeth, it can be difficult to reach the inner surfaces of the teeth with a toothbrush, which can lead to a build-up of plaque.
This sticky substance contains harmful bacteria, which, if not removed by brushing can start to irritate the gums.
Symptoms of gum disease, such as red, swollen gums that bleed after brushing, can eventually follow.
Gum disease, which has been linked to several major health problems including heart disease and heart attacks, is estimated to affect more than half of adults in the UK.
A build-up of plaque in the mouth can also lead to bad breath, caused by bacteria releasing foul-smelling gases.
Crooked teeth can also make chewing more difficult, which can wear away the enamel on the teeth.
There are a number of different types of crooked teeth treatments that could help you.
They include fixed braces, which are made from a combination of wires and either ceramic or metal brackets, as well as Invisalign clear, removable, plastic aligners.
All types of braces work by applying pressure on the crooked teeth to gently straighten them over time.
The treatment may begin with taking a tooth - or teeth - out to make more room before you start wearing braces. Spaces left by removal are almost always closed up during treatment.
Patients with crooked teeth who go on to get them straightened:
Often stop feeling self-conscious and gain a new confidence that can last for life
Find it easier to clean their teeth and keep plaque at bay
Have a better chance of enjoying healthier teeth and gums
At Wytes, we’ve helped hundreds of patients with crooked teeth and other dental problems to enjoy healthier, better-looking straight teeth.
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