What Problems Crooked Teeth Can Cause
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
If you have several crooked teeth, they can affect how you chew which can cause your jaw pain. The crooked teeth throw your jaw off balance leading to extra stress on your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Also, crooked teeth are often accompanied with an under or overbite which can also make brushing difficult. Ignoring these problems will only lead to more issues down your life journey.
Better Oral Hygiene
With straighter teeth, it is so much easier to maintain a healthy, and clean smile. When your teeth are straight and even, it is much easier to clean and floss, and it also provides fewer crevices for food or debris to hide.
Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease is a serious issue that should not be ignored either. If left untreated, it can lead to infection, soft tissue damage, receding gums, and bone and tooth loss.
Uneven Wear & Tooth Damage
Crooked teeth can also cause unnecessary age to your teeth and gums because of all the extra wear and tear it causes. This means more chipping of your teeth and more flattened and worn teeth. You might be saving yourself money and time in the dentist chair by not getting your crooked teeth fixed now, but in the long run, you will actually be spending more time and money fixing all the damage they cause.
Bad breath which is medically called halitosis can also be a serious issue. Bad breath will continue to be an issue with crooked teeth, and it gives food and debris places to settle within your teeth, and almost impossible to clean on your own.