Thinking you need to make an appointment with an orthodontist? If you are currently suffering from dental issues that are affecting your overall bite, then making an orthodontic appointment for further evaluation is necessary. When your bite is off, it can really get in the way of your being able to perform your everyday functions without experiencing discomfort and/or pain. This makes it necessary for you to make an appointment as soon as possible, as you do not want your problems to become worse.
What does an orthodontist do?
Their main focus is on treating bad bites, which is more often than not solved by using one of the many different types of braces available nowadays. When the teeth do not fit together as they should, it results in a bad bite. This bad bite can lead to additional dental problems, like jaw malocclusion. The teeth and jaws need to be in their proper alignment in order to work correctly and when they are not, dental problems will occur sooner or later.
4 Issues that an orthodontist can treat
The following is a list of some of the more common dental issues orthodontists treat in their patients.
1. Bad bites
A bad bite is a term used when the teeth and/or jaw do not fit together properly. When someone experiences these misalignment problems, the need to seek dental treatment as soon as possible or these problems will only continue to worsen. In order to correct a bad bite, an orthodontist will suggest one of the many teeth straightening options available today.
2. Crooked teeth
Crooked teeth, no matter how minor, will benefit from being straighter. It is much easier to clean teeth when they are straight, which equals a healthier mouth. Both braces and retainers are used to straighten one’s teeth and an orthodontist will determine which one is the better choice for each individual patient.
3. Overbites and underbites
An overbite is a term used to describe an exaggerated protrusion of the upper jaw. An underbite is an exaggerated protrusion of the lower jaw. Both overbite and underbite issues are often treated by using braces, but can also be treated by removing teeth or performing surgery.
Overcrowding is a dental term used to describe a situation when there is not enough space in the mouth for the teeth to be in or stay in their proper positions. When there is not enough space, the teeth will start pressing together, which will eventually lead to additional oral problems. Treatment for overcrowded teeth includes wearing a retainer, wearing braces and extracting one or more of the teeth from the mouth.
What dental issues are you currently living with?
Ready to make an appointment with an orthodontist so you can understand exactly why you are currently experiencing dental issues? Once you understand the reason behind your dental issues, you can choose a treatment option to address them. Our caring orthodontist will thoroughly examine your mouth during your initial consultation appointment to let you know what is happening and then will come up with a treatment plan.
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