What is an orthodontic treatment?
It is important for the teeth of the upper and lower jaws to meet correctly, since when they don’t, it can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. To correct wrong tooth positions we can guide the teeth by using light forces to help them reach their right place. It is achieved by attaching specialized brackets to your teeth or using a sequence of aligners – this treatment is called an orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment can benefit youngsters and adults.
Why have orthodontic treatment?
- To Obtain a Healthy, Beautiful Smile — When your teeth are in the right position it helps you to better prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular problems. Since badly spaced and crooked teeth make cleaning difficult leading to periodontal disease, tooth loss, and even affect your heart’s health long term. A healthy smile is also a beautiful smile that can give you confidence that radiates to your surroundings.
- Close gaps between your teeth — At times one or more teeth may not develop properly or can be missing. The loss in tooth structure can lead to gaps in between the teeth. By moving the teeth Dr. Kaufman can bring them together and close the gaps. Gaps that result from extracted teeth can be decreased in a similar manner.
- Correct Jaw Problems — When we are born our jaws develop in a predetermined manner which may result in them being too far forward or backwards. Orthodontic treatment can help you fix a jaw misalignment, when your upper and lower jaws do not align properly. A correct bite can also relieve jaw joint pain, and headaches.
- Improve Speech fluency. When the relationship between the tongue, lips, upper and lower teeth is incorrect speech difficulties can arise. Correction of the tooth, tongue and lip position will improve the speech.