Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean. Food particles get trapped within irregular spaces more frequently. When teeth are straighter, these are less problematic. The teeth are easier to brush and floss during daily care. Also tooth paste and other dental cleaning products can be applied evenly and cover all the teeth. Better cleaning prevents tooth decay and eventual tooth loss.
The health of the gums is affected when teeth are misaligned. Gums surrounding crooked teeth are prone to decay because it’s more difficult to care for them. Spaces between teeth can be injured more easily. As a result, inflammation can occur, which is painful and uncomfortable. Straighter teeth will allow better gum care and protection to prevent swelling and periodontal diseases.