At Nate C. Lewis DDS, our mission is to provide the best dental care for patients in Sandy, Utah and the surrounding Salt Lake area. Quality dental care starts with healthy teeth, gums, bone, and proper hygiene. Unfortunately, even for our most diligent of patients, proper dental care can be difficult due to misaligned teeth. When your teeth can’t be properly cleaned, this puts you at greater risk of developing periodontal disease.
Healthy, straight teeth are easier to clean, accumulate less plaque, and get fewer cavities. Healthy teeth have healthier gums and bone that support the teeth. Healthier teeth have a proper bite and force distribution that reduce chipping, abnormal wear, and significantly reduce jaw issues. Healthy teeth look better and are also whiter.
From crowding, gaps, and overbites, more than 7 out of 10 American adults have some kind of misalignment with their bites. And since it’s hard to remove plaque and bacteria from misaligned teeth, cavities, receding gums, bone loss, and tooth loss can occur. Plus, misaligned teeth are one of the primary reasons for TMJ.