Orthodontic Treatments: Finding the Right Braces for Your Teeth
Teeth are often the most ignored part of our body and dentists the least visited doctors. This is true at least for us Indians. A lot of people brush aside the problem of misaligned or improperly positioned teeth and jaws besides not considering it as a problem at all. But we all need to be aware that misaligned teeth and jaws apart from debasing our physical appearance, could also lead to more serious problems due to the difficulty in maintaining their proper oral health, like early tooth decay and periodontal disease. Moreover extra stress on the chewing muscles can also develop headache, shoulder and back pain in the long run.
Thus the benefits of undergoing orthodontic treatment are numerous and significant. Apart from giving you a pleasing appearance, the teeth and gums become healthier, stronger and more likely to last longer in the life.
You can always be sure whether or not you need the orthodontic treatment by visiting a reliable dentist. Because we all know, prevention is better than cure. But more evident signs of needing this treatment can be understood if you have any of the following problems in the denture:
- Overbite: Overlapping of the lower teeth by the upper
- Underbite: The lower jaw protruding or extending forward, and in front of the upper jaw, giving the chin and lower teeth prominence.
- Crossbite: One or more of the upper teeth biting on the inside of the lower teeth
- Open Bite: The front teeth, both upper and lower are forced outwards to an extent that the teeth of the upper and the lower jaw do not touch each other.
All of these problems and many other similar problems of misalignment can be corrected through modern technology like invisalign and invisible braces. Consultation with a dentist will allow you to choose the technique that fits best for the unique problem that your denture might face. Such techniques are easy to apply and deliver results very fast.
Awareness is just the first step; acting towards the correction and consulting a dentist are the next steps towards the goal of a perfect smile and a good oral health.