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When it comes to having a well-aligned smile, there’s more to benefit from than just the attractive appearance of straight teeth. It turns out that the straighter your smile is, the better your dental health (and your self-confidence) can be.

You see, when teeth are misaligned, it can lead to several different secondary problems. One example is difficulty keeping your teeth clean among the crowding or wide gaps that harbor bacteria. Because of this, these areas of your mouth also tend to be the first ones to get cavities or gum disease.

Second, misaligned teeth bite against one another in an atypical manner. This leads to odd areas wearing down prematurely or even chipping away. Your teeth are specifically shaped to fit together in a certain way, and they must be properly aligned to do so. You can even experience TMJ problems when your bite is perpetually off.

A Healthier Lifestyle

Aligning your teeth with an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles can help you to enjoy a healthier smile that lasts much longer. When your teeth bite together properly, it allows them to function more efficiently and prevents fractures to existing dental work. Consequently, this also impacts our nutritional intake, making it easier to absorb essential vitamins and minerals in our meals.

If you’ve been considering adult orthodontics but have always looked at it from a cosmetic standpoint, it’s important to remember that a straight smile is also reflective of good dental health. We know that oral health also plays a strong role in your overall health, so orthodontics can be an investment with big returns!

Orthodontist in Charleston

At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we offer convenient and affordable short-term orthodontic treatments for people with mild to moderate tooth crowding and aesthetic concerns. Contact us today to schedule a no-hassle consultation to find out more about the process of getting a straighter and healthier smile this year.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany…

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Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an…

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Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients. Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his…

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538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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