Did you know that properly aligned teeth have been shown to alleviate dental issues caused by an improper bite? Left untreated, these dental issues include an added risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis. Other issues include speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Misalignment can strain your teeth, jaws, and your muscles which increases the risk of breaking a tooth.
According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can affect your overall health as well as your oral health. Studies by the ADA show that oral infections can also lead to other more serious health ailments such as pneumonia, stroke, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Cosmetic Dentistry for the Health of You and Your Smile
You can see for yourself if your teeth are crooked just by looking in the mirror. However, your dentist can determine if the problem actually requires treatment during a regular exam or consultation. X-rays and teeth impressions are used to determine if; and what type of, treatment will be needed.
Comprehensive Dental Care in Oxon Hill’s Dr. Peter Merai offers a free consultation to patients who feel they may need to straighten their teeth. He offers both traditional braces, as well as the invisible ClearCorrect aligners to his dental patients. Dr. Merai also offers Six Month Smiles, an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic braces solution for those patients who only require a short term treatment.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry for You?
If you think you may be a candidate for one of these cosmetic dentistry treatments, schedule an free consultation at Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill by calling (301) 567-9844. Dr. Peter Merai is currently accepting new patients and his dental office serves the communities of Oxon Hill, Temple Hill, Fort Washington, Clinton and Washington DC area. Be sure to check out these internet specials for new patients.