The specialty of dentistry which works to improve the position of teeth, to improve bite function and aesthetics
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics deals with the prevention and correction of misaligned and mispositioned teeth and jaws to promote properly aligned bite patterns. The aim is to create a straighter smile for both functional and aesthetically pleasing benefits.
When teeth are not aligned properly, there are a number of complications and issues which can arise.
When is the best time to get orthodontic treatment?
The best time to undergo orthodontic treatment is between the ages of 10 to 14 when the jaw is very malleable and still growing. However, you can get orthodontic treatment at any age as it’s never too late to straighten your smile.
Orthodontic treatment is required for the following:
Crooked, crowded or overlapped teeth
Gaps between teeth
Protruding front teeth
What are the benefits of straighter teeth?
There are multiple health benefits to achieving straighter teeth:
Easier to keep clean
Less chances for food debris to become trapped
Lowered risk of certain diseases such as gum disease