Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed (malocclusion), which results in an improper bite. Orthodontics also includes treating and controlling various aspects of facial growth (dentofacial orthopedics) and the shape and development of the jaw. An orthodontics specialist is called an orthodontist.
Everyone appreciates the importance of a winning smile. It makes a pleasing appearance, promotes self-esteem, and is valuable to social and career success. Creating beautiful smiles is one of the advantages with orthodontics. Today, orthodontic treatment is convenient and affordable, so that individuals from childhood through retirement can enjoy its important benefits. Orthodontics is important not only to a great smile and improved self-confidence, but to better dental health. By aligning teeth and improving the harmony of the lips and face, orthodontics can improve one’s general attitude toward life. Teeth in correct alignment are easier to clean, and that can make them more resistant to decay and less susceptible to gum disease and tooth loss. Alignment may also prevent tooth and jaw discomfort that can come from uneven wear.
Chronic head, neck or jaw pain can also be caused by orthodontic problems. When left untreated, many orthodontic problems become worse. They can lead to costly dental care in later years which is often greater than the cost of orthodontics today. By choosing to wear braces, you are taking a positive step in improving your overall dental health and comfort.
Most orthodontic problems can be successfully treated in the early teenage years since patients are still growing at that time. But generally healthy teeth, bones, and gums respond well to orthodontic treatment at any age. Thus many orthodontic problems can even be treated during adulthood. Thanks to the various aesthetic treatment options that are now available, more and more adults are finding orthodontic treatment appealing. At Angel Orthodontics we provide wide range of alternative treatment options.