he value of an attractive smile should not be underestimated. A pleasing appearance is a vital asset to one’s self-confidence. A person's self-esteem can be related to his or her perception of his/her attractiveness. In this way, orthodontic treatment can influence social and career success, as well as improve one’s general attitude toward life.
rthodontic treatment can correct a number of dental problems including crowding, spacing, cross bites, deep bites, and protruding front teeth. Crooked and crowded teeth are more difficult to clean and maintain. Crooked teeth can result in tooth decay, gum or periodontal disease and potential tooth loss. Improper bite function can produce problems such as: abnormal tooth wear (dental attrition), inefficient chewing, excessive stress on gum tissues and the bone that supports the teeth, and damage to the jaw joints. Headaches, facial and neck pain can result from bite problems. Pain in the jaw joint (Temopromandibular Joint or “TMJ”) can result from bite problems or “malocclusion”. Since the position of the front teeth affect the posture and shape of the lips, orthodontic treatment can improve your overall facial appearance.
rthodontics uses gentle pressure to move teeth. Orthodontic tooth movement straightens your teeth, over time, to the desired positions for creating maximum improvement in your bite and smile. Since orthodontic treatment utilizes your own teeth, your result often is less expensive, lasts longer, and is more successful than other cosmetic dental procedures.