The benefits of orthodontic treatment often go beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth; it’s also a great way to improve a person’s overall self-image. While having beautiful straight teeth is important, even more important is the need to alleviate any potential health problems associated with the teeth or jaw. Problems caused by crooked teeth or jaw may contribute to improper cleaning of teeth, leading to tooth decay and, possibly, gum disease or total tooth loss.
Over Your Message, excessive strain on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth can affect the jaw joints leading to problems such as headaches or face and neck pain.
There are a lot of treatment options these days, from retainers to clear aligners to invisible, metal, ceramic and micro braces. They each have their uses. Orthodontists have the specialised knowledge to consider all possibilities and thoroughly discuss which treatment option is best suited for you!