Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with tooth misalignment. Orthodontic treatments gradually change the position of the teeth so that they are straighter and more aligned. Orthodontic treatments are not only cosmetic. They also improve the patient’s dental health. At Healthy Smile Dental Care we are dedicated to providing you with superior care and offer comfortable orthodontic treatments.
What Is the Purpose of Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatments improve the bite and the alignment of the teeth and reduce the risk of future, possibly expensive dental problems. Malocclusion can result in abnormal tooth enamel wear, difficulty chewing and/or speaking, and undue stress on supporting bone and gum tissues. Most of these problems worsen with time if they are not treated.
What Happens During Orthodontic Treatment?
The first step of orthodontic treatment is meeting with the orthodontist and discussing your concerns. The dentist will examine your mouth and face and assess your candidacy for orthodontic treatment. They will then take X-rays, impressions, or scans of your teeth to design your customized treatment plan.
Metal braces are commonly used in the treatment of crooked teeth or to fix bite abnormalities. However, there are several types of orthodontic treatments available, including tooth-colored braces, braces worn on the inside surface of the teeth, and clear, detachable aligners.
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
One of the main advantages of orthodontic treatment is that it gives you a smile you can be proud of. People who are pleased with their smiles are more confident. That is why many parents choose orthodontic treatment for their children and adults seek treatment for personal and professional reasons.
Improved Dental Health
Straight teeth are easier to clean and are less vulnerable to damage and injury. When the toothbrush can properly reach the surfaces of the teeth, it is much easier to remove plaque and bacteria. Severe crowding can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and bone erosion.
For young patients with teeth alignment and jaw development issues, early intervention through orthodontic treatment can help correct the development of their lower and upper jaws and provide room for the eruption of their permanent teeth.
Get in touch with our team at Healthy Smile Dental Care to learn more about our services. Call our dentist in Hialeah, FL, at (786) 345-2040, book your appointment online, or visit our Hialeah, FL 33018, dental office at 3412 W 84th St #110.