Everyone knows that straight teeth give you a beautiful smile. Did you know straighter teeth can also affect your overall health? Crooked teeth or malocclusion, affect 74% of adults in America. If left untreated, crooked teeth cause excessive stress and pressure leading to premature wearing or fracture of tooth enamel. Furthermore, it can easily lead to periodontal disease where there is a loss of supporting bone and gum structure and eventual tooth loss.
Crowded teeth create hard to clean pockets that allow food and bacteria to accumulate forming plaque that contribute to periodontal disease. Research shows that as little as 4mm of crowding is a risk factor for periodontal disease. Bacteria in periodontal pockets have been shown to travel throughout the rest of the body damaging the lining of blood vessels making this a contributing factor in cardiovascular disease.
Teeth that are straight and fit together properly last longer and eliminate costly dentistry to repair what has been lost. Properly fitting teeth help lend to optimal oral health that not only helps you keep your teeth throughout your whole life but also lends to ideal overall health in general.
Sponsored by Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis of Princeton Orthodontics www.princetonorthodontics.net
At Princeton Orthodontics, adults make up 40% of our new patients as more and more people are realizing both the cosmetic and health benefits of straight teeth. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom aligners to gradually straighten teeth without people noticing that you are doing it. Dr. Nicozisis is a nation speaker for Invisalign, instructing other orthodontic specialists advanced techniques with the system. He is currently co-authoring a text book chapter due out in 2014. Please visit our website to learn more about our office and how you may benefit from orthodontic treatment.
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