Why Having Straight Teeth is Important

When you think of methods for straightening the teeth, such as braces or Invisalign aligners, you probably imagine a more even, attractive smile. However, straight teeth are also important for health reasons. If your teeth are not well aligned or if you are experiencing problems with your bite, Dr. Frame, Santa Clara cosmetic dentist, can help.

The first reason why straight teeth are important is because problems with the bite can cause pain, structural problems with the jaw, jaw pain, problems with the joints in the jaw, and problems with the bite. All of these conditions lead to pain in the mouth and/or problems with eating or speaking.

When the bite is not even, the teeth wear down more quickly and are under more stress than teeth that are part of a well-aligned smile. This stress can lead to dental problems down the road, such as chipped, worn, or cracked teeth. In addition, crooked teeth are more difficult to clean and are therefore more prone to infection than straight teeth. The bacteria, food particles, and plaque can become lodged or develop in places that are hard to reach with a toothbrush or dental floss.

Straight teeth are essential for your good oral health. If you have crooked teeth or problems with your bite, call Dr. Frame. Dr. Frame is an expert in Invisalign in Santa Clara, and he can straighten your teeth and restore your bite with the Invisalign system. Invisalign aligners are transparent plastic aligners that gradually shift your teeth into position, without the metallic look of traditional braces.

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