Because of some gaps in their teeth or overbite, some persons are becoming self-conscious of their smiles, and thus they could consider undergoing orthodontic treatments or have braces. Dentistry has a special field that deals with correcting teeth that are misaligned and in getting one’s bite in order for cosmetic or hygienic purposes, and this is called orthodontics. Given that the person has healthy teeth, bones and gums to work with, any age for that matter from children to adults, can benefit from orthodontic treatments.
Moving teeth would be based on the manipulation done physically on the present teeth and structures, and these movements will be repeated several times during a full orthodontic treatment so that the patient can see a slow but steady development. If you talk about the full treatment, you will see results from 18 months to several years, depending on how old the patient is and his or her present state of oral health. The first step to get started with any new treatment is to meet first your orthodontist or general dentist for a consultation and during this time have the professional looked at your smile closely. Included during your consultation will also be discussions about your medical and dental histories and also your physical examinations. Among the physical examinations are photographs, x-rays, and your teeth impressions and bite for diagnosis purposes.
It can be noted that among the many benefits with orthodontics, the primary benefits are mainly cosmetic. Let us take the case of a person feeling self-conscious because of his or her crooked teeth, a perfectly straight teeth can be restored through orthodontic treatment which will leave the person feeling good about himself or herself again. Other than the great smile you will have as a result of this treatment, know also that there are hygienic reasons beneficial to you too. This is for the reason that an overcrowded mouth or large gaps in the teeth will make it difficult for you to clean the in between of your teeth, and this could lead to a disease like gum disease.
The next benefit that we can get from orthodontics is that it can correct protruding teeth, and thus will reduce your risk of an injury when you engage in sports and other physical activities. By realigning your teeth, you will have a better facial profile and there will be less stress on the joints of your jaw. Our teeth are sometimes subjected to wear and tear, and this can be minimized through orthodontic treatment.