- Muscle pain and tension in the jaw
- Difficulties chewing food
- Uneven wear of teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Cavities or gum disease caused by problems cleaning teeth correctly
How Effective Are Invisible Braces?
With more than 4 million people across Canada and the USA under the care of an orthodontist, it’s clear that having a straight smile is an issue for many. While many people may think of teeth straightening as being a mainly cosmetic consideration, there are numerous reasons why it’s important to have correctly aligned teeth. Problems with crooked teeth include:
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