Most people’s first impression of orthodontic treatment is nice straight teeth, which of course is the end side-effect. However, when it comes to treatment time the most important aspect for orthodontic treatment is to establish desired position, correct bite relationship and also prevention of periodontal disease. Misaligned teeth, crooked teeth and moving teeth are also much harder to keep clean, leading to increased decays and fractures where pressure is not evenly distributed.

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Reasons for Braces and Orthodontic Treatment

Malocclusion (misalignment or incorrect relation between teeth) or orthodontic problems can come in many forms. Deep Bite, Open Bite, Cross Bite and Scissor Bite are the more common malocclusions we see in our clinic. Not only can they be unsightly but some forms may also affect speech, increase enamel wear, and decrease chewing efficiency. Sometimes these are the result of underlying skeletal issue. When it comes to the type of dental braces, traditional braces have developed. There are many options including lingual braces, metal braces, ceramic braces, and metal brackets or ceramic brackets.

Teeth misalignment can also lead to deficiency in skeletal development. However, if picked up early (during childhood development), this may be correctable by orthodontic treatment options so that expensive and painful surgery may be avoided in the future. We believe prevention is a very important key factor in correcting malocclusion, therefore in Alexandra Hills Dental, we routinely perform an orthodontic assessment as part of our oral health checkup and clean. No matter your age, we want you to be happy and confident with your smile, so call us today for an orthodontic assessment