If you are unsure exactly what orthodontics is, it is a branch of dentistry designed to correct teeth that are imperfectly positioned or out of alignment. It is a specialist field, although many general dentists have taken extensive training and can offer orthodontic treatment also. Your orthodontist’s aim is to instigate a treatment plan to correct your teeth, offering you a better quality of life, more confidence when you smile, and also reduce the risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease that can be more prevalent in harder to clean, crooked or misaligned teeth. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of orthodontic treatments in a little more detail.
Smile With Confidence
We all want to feel confident when we smile, but this level of confidence is often lacking when we are shy about the state of our teeth. Crooked and misaligned teeth can be a real self-esteem killer, and it’s totally understandable. But quality orthodontics can change this scenario.
With procedures to correct the misaligned or crooked teeth, you can soon be walking the streets with complete confidence, and being the first to smile for the camera instead of hiding behind the others in the photo or showing that “serious face”.
Self-esteem is vitally important to nourish for a better quality of life. Orthodontic treatment will help build your self-esteem when you have the problems with your teeth corrected.
Reduced Risk of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Crooked teeth and teeth that are misaligned can be harder to keep clean than nice straight teeth. There are often more gaps for food to get caught up in, flossing is more difficult, and the results can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Two conditions you really want to avoid.
When teeth are corrected through orthodontics they become easier to keep clean through brushing and flossing, vastly reducing the risk and occurrence of both tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Less Chance of Developing TMD
TMD is an abbreviation of temporomandibular joint disorder. This is a condition where the temporomandibular joint(TMJ) is either misaligned, or has suffered from some form of damage or injury, resulting in the jaw not being able to open and close in an effortless, fluid motion. This adds tension to the surrounding muscles which can lead to headaches and other complaints.
Crooked and misaligned teeth can also be the cause of TMD, as the teeth prevent the jaw from operating in the correct fashion, as well as the act of chewing on crooked teeth placing extra stress on the TMJ.
Orthodontic treatment can correct the teeth, while at the same time alleviating the pressure on the jaw and allowing it to function in a normal manner, thus resolving the TMD.
Advanced Dental Care Clinic
Make an appointment to speak with Dr Ruth Parrag at Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast about the benefits of orthodontic treatments. Our team really cares about every single person who walks through our doors.
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