Oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth loss may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and lung infection. As overlapping teeth are harder to clean, they can be more susceptible to plaque build-up, leading to gum disease.
– Plaque build-up can inflame gums, increasing the potential for gum disease, which leads to infection that can travel through the bloodstream.
– Your dentist may advise wearing braces or a clear plastic aligner to correct overlapping teeth.
– Current braces are much less visible, including ones which can be attached to the back of teeth rather than the front.
“For some people, it may be that having braces finally gives them the chance to clean their teeth properly and prevent gum disease and tooth loss.”
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