Get the Many Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

orthodonticsOrthodontics involves the treatment of improper bite or malocclusion. Malocclusion is a result of tooth irregularity or irregular jaw relationship and placement, or a result of both of these irregularities.

Many patients have irregular teeth in some way or another. Others may have crowded or badly spaced teeth. The main problem here though is usually the look of it since it affects your smile or whenever you open your mouth. Having malocclusion may also cause difficulty in talking or chewing.

Some people inherit the irregular bite condition while others develop it following a trauma, finger sucking, long term use of a pacifier or other bad oral habits. Premature loss of baby tooth is also another cause.

Braces which are attached to the teeth and removable appliances are the main options for an orthodontic treatment. Removable appliances such as Invisalign aligners can be taken out by the patient whenever he/she chooses.

These devices are used primarily to correct the irregular bite, bring your teeth and your lips into the proper alignment, and strengthen the teeth and to close any gaps. Orthodontic care also helps with cosmetic dentistry.

West Campus Orthodontics

Orthodontic care is not only for esthetic reasons but can also benefit your dental health for the long term. Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and clean and therefore the risk of having tooth decay will be much smaller. It will also help in preventing gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation that damages your gums which can lead to other infections causing bacteria to cluster around the area of your gum where the teeth meet. This then leads to periodontitis, a more severe type of gum disease which can then lead to teeth loss.

West Campus orthodontic treatments can definitely save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

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