Investing in orthodontic care provides enormous value, benefits and importance in one’s life. Beyond the function of chewing, the “smile” has been determined to be a significant part of first impressions, establishing relationships, sending messages of warmth and friendship and providing a real sense of confidence. Positive orthodontic outcomes offer emotional, esthetic and overall physical and dental health benefits.
Everyone wants to feel more attractive. Improving the appearance and alignment of your teeth can help improve your self-image, self-confidence and self-esteem.
Improve Oral Health
Crowded and crooked teeth are problematic as they are difficult to clean and maintain. If untreated, this frequently causes more serious problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Improve Dental Function
Problems with your bite could often create other serious oral concerns. Abnormal wear on the tooth surfaces, difficulty chewing and difficulty pronouncing certain words are all very common. Teeth in need of orthodontic treatment, if untreated, can damage the joints that operate your jaw (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction – TMJ). By establishing a healthy bite, you could avoid future costly dental treatments and support your overall dental health.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children receive an orthodontic screening by the age of 7. At this age, bones are still growing, making it an ideal time to determine if a child will require orthodontic treatment. Early treatment in some patients can minimize or even prevent developmental problems, ultimately saving the patient time and money.