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Should I Get My Crooked Teeth Fixed?

There are very few people walking around the planet with perfectly straight teeth. Only 10% of adults have teeth that are perfectly straight without help from an orthodontist. If you have one or two crooked teeth, you may want to leave those teeth the way they are. Adults with serious issues with their crooked teeth may want to consider having them fixed.

Are You Having Jaw Pain?

One of the primary reasons you may want to get your crooked teeth fixed is if they are causing issues with your jaws. Many adults suffer from problems with their jaw joints. TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, can cause severe pain. You may not be able to open or close your mouth when you want to if you have TMD. Getting your crooked teeth fixed can go a long way toward fixing issues with your jaw.

Cavities and Gum Disease

Some adults have teeth that are so crowded and crooked that it is difficult for them to brush and floss correctly. If your teeth are extremely crooked, those crooked teeth can cause you severe tooth decay and gum disease. Severe tooth decay and gum disease can lead to teeth extractions, gum scaling, root planing, and infections. You may also suffer from physical health problems, such as difficulty with blood sugar and heart issues if your dental health is suffering. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss.


If you have severely crooked teeth, your self-esteem may suffer. You may not want to smile or laugh in public because you are ashamed of your teeth. You may not want to leave your house, attend business networking opportunities, or even attend special social functions, such as birthdays and weddings. Having your crooked teeth fixed means that you’ll be able to smile and laugh without worrying about your teeth.


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