Fresno Dentists Address Crooked Teeth

Feb 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Fresno Orthodontics, Patient Education

crooked_teeth_fresnoStraightening crooked teeth is one of the greatest services you can provide your smile. Nevertheless, traditional orthodontic methods (i.e., the metal wires and brackets of braces) may seem even less appealing to older teens and adults than the prospect of enduring a few oddly angled teeth. Luckily, your Fresno dentists, Dr. Alex and Claudia Denes, offer a few innovative and discrete solutions that can correct your errant smile with a focus on discretion. First, however, we explain why not straightening your teeth should never be an option.

The Benefits of Straight Teeth

  • Straight teeth are cleaner teeth—You should know that brushing and flossing your teeth is essential to controlling the harmful bacteria that form dental plaque and threaten your teeth and gums. When your teeth are crooked, the additional spaces, edges, and crevices can provide hiding spots for bacterial plaque to accumulate, often out of reach of your toothbrush and/or dental floss. Straightening your teeth can eliminate these spaces and allow you to clean your teeth more effectively.
  • Straight teeth work better—The human bite can exert up to 200 lbs on its back molars. Although your teeth are the strongest part of your body, they can still fall victim to damage if this pressure is not distributed properly. Crooked teeth throw off your bite’s balance, causing some teeth to absorb more pressure than others and leading to a host of subsequent dental problems, including excessively worn and vulnerable teeth. Also, your jaw may have to work harder to keep your teeth straight when biting, chewing and speaking, which can over-stress your jaw joints and lead to the debilitating discomfort of TMJ disorder.
  • Straight teeth make a prettier smile—The most noticeable advantage of having straight teeth is the improvement to your smile. Not only will your smile become more appealing, your confidence in your new smile will also show through, brightening your visage and reinforcing your smile’s effectiveness.

Straighten Your Smile with Help from Fresno Dentists

If you are apprehensive about traditional braces, but would like to enjoy the benefits of a straighter smile, ask us about our innovative Invisalign system. Utilizing a series of clear acrylic aligners, rather than metal brackets and wires, Invisalign clear braces can provide you straight smile you desire without announcing your treatment to the world. To learn more about Invisalign, or the benefits of maintaining a healthy smile, contact Dr. Alex and Claudia Denes by calling Fresno Dental Studio at (559) 297-1800. Located in the 93720 area, we proudly serve patients from Fresno, Clovis, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

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