Often a part of an extensive oral health plan, orthodontics is a branch of modern dentistry that literally makes it possible for your teeth to last a lifetime. At its very core, orthodontic treatment focuses on creating a beautiful smile and the most perfect bite possible.
A good bite makes for better mouth functions such as biting, chewing and speaking. Apart from that, people with good bite often have beautiful smiles, which dramatically build self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-image. A bad bite, on the other hand, makes your teeth and gums more susceptible to tooth decay and periodontal disease which when left untreated easily results to tooth loss.
Dental Issues That Require Orthodontics
Using relevant diagnostic tools such as your full dental and medical history, a comprehensive clinical exam, accurate plaster model of your teeth, and even detailed anatomical x-rays of your mouth, your local dentist
or orthodontic will determine whether or not you require orthodontic therapy.
Among the most common cases that require orthodontic treatment include bad bite resulting from overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, misplaced midline, and overcrowding