What Happens When My Child’s Teeth Are Not Straightened?

Approximately 33% of children need their teeth straightened and thankfully, the days of hideous metal braces are long gone. New braces such as Invisalign, which are practically invisible, allow children to enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth without having to be self conscious.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t get your child’s teeth straightened in time? If so, read on to find out.

Misalignment = Pain

If your teeth aren’t straight then you will experience a great deal of pain whenever you try to chew, bite down or even talk. Imagine trying to close your teeth together only to find that the top and bottom always meet which leads to them tapping and grinding against each other during every attempt.

In this instance, you will end up shifting your mouth into strange positions with extreme stress being placed on your jaw joints. The end result is tooth sensitivity, worn tooth surfaces and a sore jaw. Possible problems include TMJ disorder (an issue with jaw function) and teeth grinding which is also known as bruxism. If your child’s smile is properly aligned, they can be protected from all of the above issues and the long term damage associated with them.

Misaligned Teeth Are Not Easy To Care For

If your child has badly aligned teeth, they will find it hard to properly floss and clean them. Overlapping teeth are notoriously hard to clean and as a result, bacteria have the perfect place to hide and grow. When teeth are spaced out, it becomes easier for food to get lodged between them. In contrast, teeth that are in perfect alignment can be cared for easily which means a reduction in conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease.

If you believe your child’s teeth need to be straightened, get in touch with the experts at PMDC Dental in Bangkok.