Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Orthodontic Treatment?
Posted on 10/10/2022 by Rho Family Dentistry
|Orthodontic treatment can benefit people of all ages. From children whose permanent teeth are starting to erupt to adults with incorrect bites, orthodontic treatment is a good way to improve teeth functionality and enhance your smile. So, when should you consider orthodontic treatment?
When You Have an Overbite, Crossbite, or Underbite
Biting issues can affect the quality of your life. When you have an underbite, you will likely struggle to bite or chew food. It can also affect your facial appearance. Underbite can cause your chin to protrude and look more lager than usual, which can affect your confidence. Besides, it can cause speaking difficulties and make your teeth prone to breakage. Fortunately, you can address biting issues by considering orthodontic treatment.
According to the American Dental Association, orthodontic treatment is vital in achieving a healthy bite. This means having well-aligned teeth that meet properly. The dentist may recommend braces, headgear, or aligners to correct the biting issues.
Crooked teeth may result from family history, childhood habits such as thumb sucking, poor oral hygiene, or an early loss of a child's teeth. Regardless of the cause, crooked teeth can lead to breakage, gum disease, tooth decay, or speech difficulties. Luckily, orthodontic treatment can help you address crooked teeth. While many people correct crooked teeth to achieve an aesthetically appealing smile, straight teeth are easy to clean. Thus, you will prevent oral issues such as gum diseases, tooth decay, and tooth loss.
Gaps between the Teeth
Gaps between the teeth can lead to oral issues such as plaque build and speech difficulties. If left untreated, it can result in periodontitis and tooth loss. In this case, it is good to address the issue soon. The type of orthodontic treatment you will receive will depend on the severity of the gaps. This may include braces or retainers. Whether the orthodontic issues are affecting your smile or the proper functionality of your teeth, our professions will help to address the problems.