At times given everyone has different set of teeth positions and overall healthy oral care but because of only one or two teeth that are out of position we are stuck “on the fence” on what is the best way or should we even do something about it.
In this post we go over what causes one or two misaligned teeth, how it impacts everyday life, what you can do about it and finally is it worth it?
What causes one or two misaligned teeth?
Having just one or two that are out of place can happen for several reasons, such as overcrowding or a narrow palate where there is not enough space for proper alignment. When your teeth do not have enough room, the nearby teeth will push them to the front or back resulting in being out of position. Other possible reasons for misaligned tooth includes:
- Thumb sucking at a late age after a baby has started developing baby teeth.
- Loss of baby teeth at an early age
- Overly large teeth
- Improper swallowing reflux that has your tongue pushing your front teeth forward
How it impacts everyday life
While it is just only one or two and many will believe it is not a big deal, at the same time we want to be able to fully enjoy our time at our social events without feeling insecure over our smile and pictures.
Ever put on your best outfit, hair nicely styled but attention is focused on your smile and teeth? Isolated uneven teeth draws attention from your outfit and other facial features that you may want to show off, because it puts the focus off on the crooked teeth and making it look out of line. Having a straight or confident smile can significantly improve your first impressions and overall outlook.
Secondly, the oral health side of things where having even just one or two teeth that are out of line can be the starting point for possible tooth decay, gum diseases, plus food particles and bacteria can be easily trapped in between and it is very difficult to clean.
What can you about it?
For teeth that are on the more extreme cases being out of line, traditional metal braces may be the way to go. For milder and moderate level cases of teeth misalignment of just one or two that are out of place, invisible braces are your best option.
Invisible braces such as become is one of the best recommended solutions for minor and misalignment issues, as they are not as noticeable as traditional metal braces. Getting metal braces when we are teenagers, when every other person in school has them is one thing but when you are an adult looking towards bigger things, having metal braces might make you feel nervous and insecure.
With the right amount of effort to sticking to the time required of wearing them, become invisible braces can be the best option as the duration can be faster if not the same amount of time as metal braces.
Is it worth it?
Finally with those that are still asking is spending time, money and effort just for one or two teeth really worth it? The answer is yes. The only time where it is not worth it is to straighten the uneven teeth is when no one including you notices it. But, if you look in the mirror and it is easily noticeable, it is definitely worth it to get teeth straightened and then you can fully smile with confidence.