When is the ideal time to start with orthodontic treatment?
It is commonly believed that orthodontic treatment can be deferred till the time all permanent teeth have erupted in the mouth i.e age 12,but research has proved that early intervention can reduce some significant problems for children. American Association of Orthodontists recommends, the first visit to the orthodontist take place no later than age 7. Beginning treatment at an optimal time ensures fabulous results with least amount of time and expense.
Orthodontics is a special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve one’s smile and overall oral health. “Ortho” means correct or straight, and “odont” means tooth. A dentist will recommend braces to improve the patient’s physical appearance and function of the teeth and jaws, if the teeth are crooked and malaligned, or the jaws are of unequal size. This condition is referred to as malocclusion, which comes from a latin word meaning ‘bad bite’.
Teeth that are crowded and even proclined could be accepted by some as a natural smile not to be tampered with; would nevertheless present problems in day today life.
Malaffects of Malocclusion:
Benefits of Orthodontics?
Why do I need orthodontic treatment?
Lots of kids don’t have perfect teeth. Their teeth could be crooked or upper and lower jaws might not be the same size.
Some causes of crowding and malocclusion:
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