Friday, December 18, 2015

Some Of The Top Reasons to See an Orthodontist

A Smile You Are Proud Of – Most people will agree if you are happy with your smile, you typically have more self-confidence which provides a better emotional and psychological outlook.

Correct Facial Structures – some malocclusion's can have an adverse effect on facial structures, orthodontics and proper alignment of teeth can help to reduce this.

Eating – Everyone likes to eat and for some that can be a bit of a challenge if the teeth are not aligned correctly. Seeing an orthodontist can help patients get the teeth in the proper locations to allow for a more enjoyable eating experience.

Gum disease – when teeth are crowded it can make cleaning difficult which can cause tooth decay or worse gum disease. This can lead to permanent damage and tooth loss.  An orthodontist will align the teeth so that cleaning will be much easier and help teeth last a lifetime.

Early loss of baby teeth – losing certain baby teeth early can cause issues for patients later that is one of the reasons why the American Association of Orthodontics recommends patients should see an Orthodontist by the age of 7.

Crowding – If teeth are crowded out of the dental arch cleaning can be more difficult, and there will likely  not be enough gum tissue to support the tooth which could also create issues.  It is good to see the Orthodontist to see assess the situation and see what it would entail to create an ideal bite.

Protruding teeth – are often at risk of trauma or damage, therefore it is good to visit the Orthodontist to see the best solution to correct this type of bite.

Crossbite – When the upper arch is smaller than the lower arch this could cause a functional issue and put pressure on the jaw joints. Seeing the Orthodontist while the patient is still growing is optimal as it could be simple solution while the patient is young.

Oral habits – like finger and thumb habits can lead to many orthodontic issues if not treated early.  These habits are easily corrected by appliances made by the orthodontist call today and ask about our reminders.