Don’t you wish you had listened to Mom? “Put in your retainer!” Now, as an adult you look in the mirror and see crooked teeth…again. Don’t despair. Adult braces are more common than ever. In fact, over 1 million adults currently wear braces. It’s not all cosmetic, either. Braces can alleviate many conditions.
Headaches : You might feel pain when you bite or have recurring headaches. These are two signs that your teeth are out of alignment. It’s hard to feel good about yourself when you’re in pain.
Periodontal Disease: Crooked teeth are difficult to clean, which lets decay-causing bacteria elude your toothbrush and attach to your teeth. Plaque and tartar build up on tooth surfaces; your gums can bleed, become tender and swollen, and a severe dental infection could cause you to lose teeth.
Social Phobias: Maybe you don’t smile anymore because your teeth embarrass you. You avoid social situations and shun co-workers, with good reason. Studies show that someone with an unattractive smile is less likely to be hired than someone with a perfect smile.
Sleep Apnea: Misaligned teeth may not provide enough room for you tongue to rest correctly and block airways.
Dr. Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design uses Functional Orthodontics to develop the jaw correctly. Not only does Functional Orthodontics straighten teeth and create beautiful smiles, it can correct airway problems that may be causing airway dysfunctions, which leads to snoring and poor sleep.
Dr. Gasper has been able to help many families correct underlying medical symptoms by using Functional Orthodontics.
Learn more about Functional Orthodontics here.
Call Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Colorado Springs at 719-599-0700.