Orthodontic treatment, including retainers, braces, and clear aligners, like Invisalign, is used to straighten your teeth. This type of treatment is commonly started in the pre-teen or teenage years but is also offered to adults who may need it.
Dental Issues Treated with Orthodontics
While orthodontic treatment may feel like a burden that lasts for several months or a few years, it is crucial to fixing dental issues such as:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Underbite or overbite
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth (spaced too close together)
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
When you undergo orthodontic treatment, the results of your treatment can provide you with benefits that will improve your life and your self-confidence. Orthodontic treatment will help straighten your teeth and correct spacing issues with will help give you more pride in your appearance. This pride will help you be more confident, which can make you more outgoing and encourage you to try new things. With a straighter smile, you can put your best face forward!
In addition to increased confidence, orthodontic treatment also makes maintaining good oral health easier. Brushing and flossing your teeth is easier when your teeth are straight, allowing you to get a more thorough clean. With regular oral hygiene routine, you can protect your teeth from conditions such as gingivitis, plaque build-up, and tooth decay. With proper orthodontic treatment, you can avoid conditions such as:
- Tooth loss
- Impaired Speech
- Dental caries
- Worn tooth enamel
- Gingivitis (gum disease)
When your teeth are not properly aligned, not only is caring for your teeth more difficult, it can also make tasks like eating difficult. When your teeth are not aligned properly, you may avoid some of the more difficult foods, which tend to be healthy foods. If you have trouble chewing, you may opt to eat softer, less nutritious food such as ice cream. With straighter teeth, you can improve your nutrition with a better ability to eat crunchy foods like apples, stringy foods like chicken, and even chewy snacks like raisins.
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At King Orthodontics, we take providing in providing our patients with high-quality orthodontic care to help them achieve a straighter, more confident smile. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.