Most people’s first impression of orthodontic treatment is nice straight teeth, which of course is the end side-effect. However, the most important aspect for orthodontic treatment is to establish correct bite relationship and also prevention of periodontal disease. Misaligned 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) 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.
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 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 orthodontic assessment as part of our 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