Crooked Teeth Are More Than Just Unattractive
Proper teeth alignment is very important
Let’s get one thing straight: Having teeth that are in proper alignment is about a lot more than just your appearance. Sure, having a great smile is important, but there are plenty of other reasons why making sure your teeth are all in the right position is vital to good oral health.
At the office of Kevin L. Carlton, DDS, MS, PA, our orthodontists specialize in ensuring that your teeth work together as a team to perform their job: Chewing food efficiently and comfortably. We know that if even one member of the team isn’t doing its job, you could be leaving yourself open to a variety of problems. For one thing, teeth that are crooked are harder to clean when you brush and floss, creating hidden places for plaque to build up. Plaque buildup can ultimately lead to tooth decay, swollen or bleeding gums, and gum disease. Teeth that stick out from the front of your mouth are more vulnerable to injury. And a bite that is out of alignment can lead to grinding, chipping and uneven wear. Problems with the jawbone can develop, which can lead to TMJ or even migraines and sleep issues.
Even after our teeth stop growing in adulthood, they continue to shift over time due to wear and tear. Our orthodontists specialize in customizing an alignment plan to address each patient’s individual needs. Our practice uses state-of-the-art treatments that are far less noticeable and far more comfortable than in the past.
There’s no one more qualified to deliver the proper fit and feel for your teeth than the friendly, attentive orthodontists at the office of Kevin L. Carlton, DDS, MS, PA. You will not only have a beautiful smile, but a healthy, comfortable bite that will enhance your overall oral health for years to come. Please contact our office today for an appointment!