Having Misaligned Teeth Could be More Problematic Than You Think
Updated: Feb 15, 2019
Many people will have misaligned teeth for which dentists fit millions of braces each year. However, having a misaligned bite is more than “just” crooked teeth as it can lead to chronic problems.
- Misaligned teeth can affect the gums and can result in inflammation and possibly gum recession.
- It is difficult to reach all areas of the mouth when you brush crooked teeth, increasing the risk of gum disease.
- An uneven bite can mean food not being broken down properly, leading to a number of stomach issues.
"The American Dental Association acknowledges that crooked teeth may interfere with eating. This can lead to bloating, gas, cramping, and can even contribute to the development of stomach ulcers."
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