It is important that the teeth are aligned for good oral health.
Dental crowding is annoying and causes a greater accumulation of food debris and bacterial plaque which can be harmful to the gums.
Having the teeth in place facilitates proper brushing and, therefore, guarantees greater durability of the teeth and gums.
In addition, it is important to have the teeth in place for proper dental function and thereby ensure that chewing is adequate.
Having your teeth aligned makes us smile more!
Orthodontics is the specialty that is responsible for aligning the teeth and place them in correct place. There are several treatment options, from metal appliances to invisible appliances that bring teeth to their ideal place.
There is no age limit. The best thing is to prevent, therefore, a first evaluation before 6 years of aye is indicated. There are patients who have corrected their crowding and aligned their teeth at 75 years of age.
A correct alignment of the teeth causes a lower retention of bacterial plaque (tartar). These bacteria can damage the gums and the bone that holds the teeth. Also, having the teeth in place facilitates the elimination of these bacteria by correct brushing of the teeth.
No, the main reason for the correction of crowded teeth is oral-dental health. It not only helps the elimination of bacteria, but also helps to have a good chewing function and a better bite. At the same time, having the teeth aligned creates a more aesthetic and pleasant smile.