Sometimes, accepting the fact that your teeth have become crooked can be difficult. That’s especially true if you’ve never had to undergo orthodontic treatment before. However, crooked teeth can occur at virtually any point in life, and if ignored, they can pose a significant threat to the rest of your oral health. Fortunately, patients in North Hollywood can avoid the consequences of crooked teeth and still maintain their smile’s natural appearance with the help of Invisalign® clear orthodontic aligners.
Teeth can become crooked in adulthood
Children can often experience issues that affect the alignment of their teeth as they’re still developing and erupting from the gum line. To address them, children are often prescribed early orthodontic braces to correct their alignment. Because crooked teeth (or malocclusion) often occurs early, many patients believe that only children need orthodontic treatment. However, even previously straight adult teeth can grow crooked for a variety of reasons, such as tooth loss, an impacted wisdom tooth, bruxism (chronic teeth-grinding), and more.
Ignoring crooked teeth makes them worse
Despite the age at which malocclusion occurs, ignoring the condition can lead to increasingly worse dental health issues. For example, crooked teeth make it more difficult for the other components of your bite to work, including your jaw muscles and joints (TMJs). If ignored, the imbalance in your bite can lead to damage in your TMJs, worsening malocclusion, and a wide variety of accompanying symptoms.
Straightening them may not require braces
The good news for adults with crooked teeth is that they don’t always require traditional, metal braces to straighten. With Invisalign® clear aligners, you can gradually and discreetly guide crooked teeth back into their desired alignment, all while remaining virtually invisible. Unlike braces, clear aligners are temporarily removable, which makes them easier to clean and maintain.
Solve the Problem of Crooked Teeth with Invisalign®
Your teeth can become crooked for a wide variety of reasons, but you may be able to straighten them and avoid more smile trouble with the help of Invisalign® clear aligners. For more information, or to find out if Invisalign® can correct your crooked teeth, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.