ORTHODONTICS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Problems with improper bites or malocclusion are best dealt with using orthodontics during childhood, so that the negative effects of these problems can be minimised or solved in the soonest possible time – before they can even lead to more serious dental health problems. Issues with crooked teeth and improper bites can also lead to problems with speech improvement, which is the reason why orthodontics and the use of dental braces are encouraged during childhood. Orthodontics and the use of dental braces are commonly associated with childhood or adolescence; however, more and more adults nowadays are turning to orthodontics to address issues with crooked teeth or improper bites as well, as it is never too late to address these particular dental health care issues.
Orthodontics for adults have come a long way, and adults who are not keen on having metal braces for their teeth straightening needs have some other options to turn to nowadays. Invisible braces provide adults with an opportunity to improve the alignment of their teeth in a discreet way, so that they do not need to endure the embarrassment (and sometimes discomfort) of having metal braces. The invisible braces use plastic aligners that are virtually invisible to others, and can be worn with great comfort while providing the necessary alignment power – so adults can get the straighter teeth that they want, without having to go through an embarrassing experience.
Teeth that are crooked or improperly aligned can be the start of a lot of problems with regards to one’s dental health. One of the most common reasons why crooked teeth need to be addressed in the soonest possible time is that they can have a negative effect on the appearance of your smile – no matter how dazzling white your teeth are, your smile will still not look as great if your teeth are crooked.
Children and adults can equally benefit from dental treatments that deal with the correction of improper bites, or crooked teeth. Aside from the advantages to the aesthetics or appearance of the smile, orthodontics or the use of dental braces can also have a lot of benefits when it comes to the way the teeth function – and can lead to a much better dental health in the long run.
Orthodontics is a specialisation in dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of improper bites, or malocclusion; orthodontics also addresses the problems that are associated with crooked teeth (which can also lead to problems with improper bites). Dental braces or orthodontic braces are used to provide solutions for crooked teeth or issues with improper bites, and can address both functional and aesthetic concerns at the same time.
Orthodontic braces work by gradually moving the teeth to a more properly aligned position, so that problems with crooked teeth and improper bites are effectively solved. Teeth that are properly aligned lead to better dental health, since crooked teeth can be much harder to clean and take care of in a proper way.