For most patients, straight teeth mean a terrific smile. But did you know that properly aligned teeth are healthier? Overlapped, crooked, or rotated teeth create a daily cleaning challenge. Food and bacterial plaque accumulate slowly in the tiny spaces that your toothbrush and floss can't reach. The acidic toxins that seep out of the bacterial sludge can lead to cavities and inflamed diseased gums. Helping even a couple straggling teeth find their proper place can leave you with a healthier mouth. Straightening teeth isn't just for kids! Adults often make the most dedicated orthodontics patient, and it's never too late to discuss the options for a bright, straight smile. If you're not sure wires fit your tolerance level, don't worry. Invisible methods can work extremely well for many cases, and Dr. Pham can help you explore the possibilities.
Orthodontics involves -
teeth straightening and jaw alignment, combining beauty and function. Identifying problems early in development may allow easier treatment with better results, but it's never too late to discuss ways to enhance a smile!
If orthodontic services are needed a lack of insurance and a financial problem being at the top of the list-it can lead to physical and cosmetic issues later in life. Particularly extreme malocclusions can result in the uneven placement of the teeth and lead to aesthetic problems of the face, compromised chewing that leads to other issues, and even speech problems. That doesn't even take into account the problems with appearance. Teeth and mouth issues can make a person feel awkward, lower his or her self-esteem and lead to a reluctance to go out in public or participate in societal events.
Orthodontic services early in life can result in a patient taking better care of his or her teeth for as long as he or she has them. Those who have to wear braces have to be more careful than those who don't-there are certain foods that shouldn't be consumed by people wearing braces, and those with braces need to brush, whereas floss and use mouthwash after every meal in order to maximize the performance of their braces. These habits, instilled during the two or three adolescent years most people have to wear braces, will likely remain long after the braces are gone, which can only help the long-term health of the patient's teeth.
Dental care is important. Orthodontics is no different from other dentists and the earlier you begin investigating orthodontic services, the better! Start choosing a dentist for your orthodontic services today and you and your family will reap the rewards for decades to come!