Misaligned teeth can certainly leave you with an unattractive smile. In some cases, it can even affect the structural integrity of your teeth. When two or more teeth don’t meet correctly in your bite pattern it can cause one tooth to wear on the other unnaturally.

This is more likely to be an issue if you choose not to have a missing tooth restored, or you have suffered a dental trauma in the past. Some people will also experience minor changes in the structure of their mouth as they age.

Early on you might not even notice the problem. However, as time goes on, the excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel can lead to dental attrition in the tooth enamel. This can leave you at increased risk of dental fractures, tooth sensitivity, and tooth decay complications.

To prevent this from happening Dr. Christopher Rouse might recommend fitting you for Invisalign. 

If the alignment problem is more significant Dr. Christopher Rouse might require traditional bracket and wire braces. This will further require you to return to his orthodontic clinic to have the braces adjusted and tightened.

If you live in the Greenville, South Carolina, area and you have an alignment issue with your teeth, you should call (864) 297-5268 to schedule a braces consultation at Flatrock Family Dentistry’s professional clinic.