An Orthodontist Helps To Brace Up The Smile On The Face

Jul 12 07:16 2010 Alice Shown Print This Article

An orthodontist's can be of tremendous help not just cosmetically, but even for one’s health

And of course much better than the proverbial tooth fairy. Straight teeth and aligned jaws create nice smiles. And dental irregularities not just thrash someone’s looks but also cause insecurity and low self esteem. Hence,Guest Posting the services of an Orthodontist are sought after more for cosmetic reasons! An Orthodontist corrects misaligned teeth and jaws, which are called malocclusions or faulty occlusions. A person with severely maligned teeth may have grave effect on their ability to chew and speak. Severely misaligned teeth and jaws can cause snoring, sleep apnea and other breathing problems.

According to estimates, 70 percent of youngsters in the United States are suffering from irregular teeth and jaws and the severity of these faulty occlusions differ in their presentations and include cross bites, open bites, over and under bites and many more. An orthodontist also corrects teeth and jaws in babies born with cleft lips or cleft palates. Braces and orthodontics may not be enough to correct severe bite issues. Class 2 overbites and Class 3 underbites are quite common along with crossbites. Some people may choose not to correct them, but for others it is quite a life changing experience. A poor bite can lead to issues such as TMJ, speech problems and difficult chewing properly. With the help of orthognathic surgery in conjunction with braces, a bite can be drastically improved.

An orthodontist uses different techniques to heal different irregularities, which are mostly based on diagnosis, which are usually based on x-rays. Methods of correction used by an orthodontist include braces, retainers or other special devices to realign or guide incoming teeth. In severe malocclusions, jaws are broken and wires are inserted for a better grip and fast healing. He/she can prevent dental irregularities in children by conducting exams before all of the permanent teeth erupt. A child should ideally be taken to an orthodontist at the age of seven if there is a family history of crooked teeth and malocclusions in order to prevent future problems. For a child, it is important that the early intervention of an orthodontist is taken timely as he would have the advantage of the still growing bones of the jaw and pending eruption of the permanent teeth. Early intervention can also make future corrections take effect more smoothly and quickly. An orthodontist completes college and four years of dental school and also completes an additional two to three residency program accredited by the ADA of advanced education in orthodontics.

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Alice Shown
Alice Shown

Dr. Jeremy Kurtz is a leading orthodontist in Toronto specializing in high quality invisalign treatment.

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