Do I Need Braces?

At Twin Dental, we offer orthodontic treatments with Invisalign clear aligners. But who are orthodontic treatments for? Is straightening your teeth just about improving the look of your smile?

Is having straight teeth important?

How our teeth look does play an important role in our lives, and our smiles can factor into our self-esteem. However, there’s far more to our teeth than that.

Teeth have important functions such as making it possible to bite and chew our food. They also play a role in our ability to speak. The way our teeth fit in our mouths can impact the shape of our lips and face.

When teeth are out of alignment, they can cause problems. Malocclusion, or improperly-aligned teeth, can result in speech impediments, jaw pain (possibly from temporomandibular joint disorder), and issues with breathing or snoring. A misaligned bite can also lead to problems like bruxism (grinding or clenching of teeth) or gum disease if the positioning of teeth makes it difficult to clean between them.

If you have any of the issues with misaligned or crowded teeth, you may want to contact us at Twin Dental to find out if orthodontic treatment is right for you.