How Can Crooked Teeth Affect Me?

How Can Crooked Teeth Affect Me?You may be thinking that crooked teeth are only a cosmetic issue and are not that important of an issue to fix. We get it and understand where you are coming from.

Although crooked teeth can be a cosmetic issue, they can also have detrimental effects on your dental health. The longer crooked teeth are left untreated, the more likely you will develop complications.

Plus, who doesn’t want a nice straight smile for the world to see? Of course, your personality plays a major role too, but you are more likely to succeed and give off better first impression with a nice, white, straight smile.

The Effects of Crooked Teeth

  • Bad Breath: Medically known as Halitosis, bad breath can be a real problem in your personal life and your work life. We are not talking about bad breath like the kind you get from eating tuna fish. We are talking about bad breath so severe that it will cause the person you are speaking with to turn their head or simply end the conversation.
  • Tooth Damage: Crooked teeth will continue to grow crooked until they are corrected. Untreated crooked teeth may lead to overcrowding, overlapping, and other orthodontic concerns. When these orthodontic issues are not addressed, it leaves your teeth more susceptible to cracks, chips, and fractures in the enamel.
  • Tooth Decay: Crooked teeth will cause unnatural gaps and spaces within your smile. These gaps and spaces are hot spots for food and bacteria to hide and grow. Even with an excellent oral hygiene routine, the majority of these gaps and spaces are very difficult to reach and clean properly.

If you or a loved one are suffering from crooked teeth or the consequences of crooked teeth, then you can request a consultation with Dr. Mark Sowell to discuss your treatment options. To learn more, please call (972) 382-6855 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today!