Crooked teeth are something that a majority of patients will have to deal with during their lifetime. Whether you have a slightly crooked tooth or several crooked teeth, you will need to have it addressed and resolved. Crooked teeth are often the beginning of several severe dental issues that can arise in the future.
Several of these issues can range from mild to severe, such as tooth decay and gum disease to tooth loss and periodontitis.
Problems Crooked Teeth Can Cause
- Problems Cleaning: Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean whether your teeth are so crooked that they are causing all your teeth to become overcrowded, or whether you have teeth overlapping causing gaps and spaces that are hard to reach even with dental floss.
- Gum Disease: Gum disease is very common, and the majority of the time it is caused by improper cleaning of the teeth. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease and needs to be addressed immediately before it progresses to the much more severe stage of gum disease called periodontitis.
- Tooth Discoloration: This relates to the difficulty of cleaning your teeth. Tooth discoloration can be very embarrassing and do damage to your self-esteem and confidence. Especially if your tooth discoloration is subject to just one or two teeth, even more so if they are in the front of your mouth.
- Confidence: Your smile is often the first thing that people notice about you when first meeting you. Your smile can take you a long way in life whether it is for business or pleasure.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in getting treatment for crooked teeth in the Shrewsbury, MA, Northborough, MA, and Westborough, MA area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr. We offer many cosmetic dentistry treatments at Apex Dental. Please call (508) 506-1691 or schedule an appointment online to learn more.