Do you have crooked teeth? If so, you're not alone. Many people are born with teeth that aren't perfectly straight. Fortunately, there are several ways we can fix crooked teeth.
Causes of Crooked Teeth
There are many reasons why teeth may not grow straight. Sometimes, it's simply due to the way our jaws are shaped. Other times, crooked teeth can result from thumb-sucking or other habits. An injury or certain medical conditions can also cause misalignment.
Health Risks of Misaligned Teeth
Crooked teeth can sometimes make it difficult to properly clean, which can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, it can also cause speech problems and may lead to jaw pain or other problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Treatment for Crooked Teeth
The good news is that there are several ways to treat crooked teeth. Invisalign is a popular treatment for crooked teeth. This treatment involves wearing clear, plastic aligners that gradually shift your teeth into place. In some cases, your dentist may recommend braces.
If you have misaligned teeth, talk to us about the best treatment options. There is no need to live with problematic teeth when there are many ways to fix the problem. Dr. Firouzi is a trusted dentist who can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Benefits of Straight Teeth
There are many benefits to straight teeth beyond aesthetics.
- Straight teeth are easier to clean, leading to better oral health.
- Aligned teeth can help speech as well as chewing and digestion.
- Teeth in the correct position can also help reduce stress on the jaw joint and muscles, leading to fewer headaches and less pain in the face, neck, and shoulders.
- Straightening your teeth can help you bite and chew more effectively.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We would be happy to discuss treatment options with you.
Smile More Today
Dr. Firouzi dedicates himself to providing excellent cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry services to his patients in the Pittsburgh area. His team provides a wide variety of services, including endodontic treatment. To learn more about Dr. Firouzi and his practice, contact us today at (412) 274- 1126.