Crooked Teeth: A Health Risk

Many people believe that orthodontic treatment is just about making the teeth straight to improve their aesthetic appearance. However, research is now showing the many health benefits from having straight teeth and an aligned bite. Crooked teeth and misaligned bites are hard to keep clean and often lead to more oral disease. Severe oral infection, if untreated, may increase the risk of atherosclerosis-induced conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke, complications of diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes and respiratory disease.


  1. Bacteria forms a film underneath the gums, particularly where teeth are misaligned. Gum pockets form, further trapping bacteria and debris.
  2. Bacteria causes inflammation of the gum tissue, can kill gum tissue cells and can invade connective tissue and blood vessels.
  3. Your immune system creates white blood cells and proteins to fight the inflammation.
  4. The combination of bacteria, toxins, white blood cells, and acute phase proteins damages the cells that line your coronary arteries, resulting in plaque and leading to

Orthodontic treatment is not just about making the teeth straight but also correcting the placement of the teeth to ensure the right bite alignment. This avoids uneven wear of teeth which means the teeth remain healthier and last longer.  Those who have had orthodontic treatment enjoy not only the confidence and appearance of beautiful straight teeth but also the added health and wellbeing that comes with it.

Clear Smiles Orthodontics on the Gold Coast specialise in correcting misaligned teeth and creating beautiful smiles with braces and Invisalign. Dr Steven Semaan is the number one provider of Invisalign and Insignia Braces on the Gold Coast. Invisalignuses a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners to straighten teeth, without the need for metal brackets and wires. They offer affordable payment plans with zero interest and zero deposit options. For a FREE consultation with specialist orthodontist Dr Steven Semaan, click here.