Many adults and kids have problems with their teeth. There may be alignment issues with the upper and lower jaws, gaps in the teeth or crowding of the teeth. Orthodontics can help with these and a variety of other issues and can be the best thing to ever happen to you as it leaves you with beautifully straight teeth and a wonderful smile.
What are the Benefits of Orthodontics?
When you go to an orthodontist for orthodontic treatment, and we highly recomment, you have a few options available to you. Of course, one of the most common is being fitted for braces. There are both standard metallic and other types you can use to correct your particular problem. It’s even possible to get Invisalign, a clear set of plastic aligners that are comfortable and removable so that you can eat and practice oral hygiene without worrying about food particles being stuck in your teeth. No matter what specific type of orthodontics you consider, they all carry several benefits. Those benefits include the following:
• Better alignment makes it easier to chew properly and to clean your teeth so that you have less of a risk of tooth decay and the need for fillings to correct cavities.
• Correcting any bite issues can lead to less strain on the jaw and muscles, helping you to avoid issues like TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome. When the bite is corrected with orthodontics, there is also less likelihood of grinding and subsequently chipping your teeth.
• When teeth with the problem of crowding are corrected with orthodontics, there is less risk of developing periodontal disease because it’s easier to practice better oral hygiene while brushing and flossing. As a result, it’s easier to eliminate food particles that can lead to the development of bacteria and plaque.
• Orthodontics can help you to chew better, which allows you to properly digest your food.
• The treatment also works to close up gaps in the mouth, allowing you to avoid the need for bridges or dental implants, which can be expensive.
• This type of orthodontic treatment can help with problems like overbite, crossbite and overjet.
• Speech can even be corrected when you have orthodontic care.
Orthodontics can help you with problems with your teeth, no matter what your age. When you first see an orthodontist, you can expect to undergo castings or molds of your teeth so that you can be fitted with the right treatment to suit your needs. The orthodontist will also take your full medical and dental history as well as X-rays of your teeth and jaws.