Orthodontics

Defined as a specialty that involves the correction of crooked teeth, usually due to overcrowding or misalignment and malformed bites as well as jaw problems; orthodontics procedures result in perfectly-straight teeth.

Such teeth problems are often corrected in order for the person to enjoy an improved overall appearance. Having a great smile and an appealing face is largely dependent on the teeth's presentation. If a person has straight teeth, you can expect a normal facial appearance and the person will have greater confidence.

In addition to looking good, teeth that are well-aligned are easier to clean. If a person is able to maintain good dental hygiene, then the risks of gum and teeth problems are minimized. Being able to clean teeth properly is also another reason why people with crooked teeth seek orthodontic treatment.

For children suffering from teeth developmental problems, correcting this condition at an early stage is recommended. It could likely prevent future teeth problems. Ideally, children between the ages of 11 and 16 are perfect candidates for orthodontic treatment.

On the other hand, adults who did not benefit from orthodontic treatment when they were young, can still easily seek one, without having to feel embarrassed or self-conscious. With the introduction of "invisible braces", having perfectly-straight teeth is no longer impossible.


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