Crooked teeth impact more aspects of your life than you realize and can deteriorate your overall health. Here are a few common side effects of having misaligned teeth.
Crooked teeth make it difficult to have proper oral hygiene because hard to reach crevices harbor food particles and bacteria. The left behind food particles causes more bacteria to breed and lessens your gum and tooth health. In severe cases, this can lead to periodontal and gum disease.
The ADA has conducted studies that show that build-up of bacteria from poor oral hygiene caused by misaligned teeth can lead to other systemic health issues.
Teeth that do not fit together properly tend to rub against each other causing the outer layer of the tooth to wear down. This increases your chances of cavities and other dental problems. Serious tooth wear leads to nerve exposure and becomes extremely painful.
Misaligned teeth may cause stress on your jaw joint. Stress on your jaw can cause inflammation and soreness to ensue. Furthermore, this can cause headaches or migraines if left untreated.
There’s also an emotional or psychological effect of having a crooked smile that shouldn’t be overlooked. After all, people who are more confident about their smile are less likely to be depressed which has major implications on your overall health as well.
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