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The Importance of Proper Teeth Alignment

Sep 13, 2023 | Dental Care | 0 comments

Proper teeth alignment helps protect your oral health while keeping your smile looking as great as it can. Partnering with a dentist who can identify your specific needs and develop an appropriate plan of treatment based on your unique condition will ensure that your teeth are working the way they should. 

Why Does Alignment Matter? 

Everyone should feel confident in their smile and when they talk to others. Proper teeth alignment reduces the likelihood of problems such as: 

Bad Breath

If there are small gaps between your teeth, food can more easily get stuck and become difficult to remove by just brushing your teeth or flossing.

Uneven Pressure 

This leads to discomfort and uneven wear and increases the chance of further complications such as muscle strains, headaches, or cracks. 

Speech and Chewing 

Having proper teeth alignment improves your ability to speak clearly and enunciate properly, as well as enhances your capacity to chew your food in a way that’s more healthy for your digestive system. 

4 Common Misalignments 

Misalignments can take away someone’s confidence in their smile; different forms of tooth misalignment can lead to issues that require professional dental treatment and even medical attention, including: 


Patients with an underbite experience lower teeth that project outward beyond the upper teeth. In many cases, underbites cause problems with chewing or speaking and may cause jaw pain that increases over time.


If your teeth tend to shift to the side, you may be experiencing a form of crossbite. This may cause sensitivity due to the uneven wear and tear of your teeth. 


Patients with their front teeth overextending their lower teeth have an overbite, which increases the chances of possible injury. Patients may experience dryness due to the inability to fully seal their lips together. 


If the jaw lacks space for all of a person’s teeth, the teeth may twist or overlap, increasing the chance of tooth decay and challenges to keeping their teeth clean. 

SureSmile Aligners: A Subtle Solution 

Rather than dealing with the discomfort and appearance of braces, you can feel confident in your smile with an alternative approach to improving your alignment. 

SureSmile aligners are made of a thin, BPA-free plastic that is custom-molded to fit your teeth. Each aligner is slightly different, applying gentle pressure to your teeth to move them into the desired position over time. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, then move on to the next one in the series.

Ask your dentist at Full Heart Dentistry how SureSmile is customizable for each patient for outstanding long-term results for straighter teeth and a brighter smile.

Full Heart Dentistry: Your Dental Professionals 

Work with a team that genuinely cares about your oral health and provides services and support that make every visit enjoyable. The Full Heart Dentistry team serves families in Rochester, New York, and its surrounding communities. 

When you visit the Full Heart team, you become part of the family through: 

A Welcoming Environment 

Every patient is greeted with a smile when they visit our dental office. We want every patient — especially those who may be nervous about being treated by a dentist — to feel at ease. 

Comfortable Amenities 

Enjoy a worry-free appointment when you see our team at Full Heart, with amenities such as:

  • Shaded glasses for individuals with sensitive eyes 
  • Blankets and pillows for extra comfort 
  • Music to calm you throughout your treatment

Proper Teeth Alignment With Full Heart Dentistry 

If you want to smile brighter with confidence, our team is happy to provide the support you need to accomplish your smile goals.
Ready to join the Full Heart family? Schedule your appointment today.