Your teeth play many important roles in your mouth. In addition to biting and chewing, your teeth help you speak properly and smile confidently. If you have crooked teeth, more than just your smile is affected. At State Street Dental, we offer orthodontic services to improve your smile, your oral health, and your overall quality of life.
What are the Effects of Crooked Teeth?Crooked teeth have a significant impact on the quality of your smile, which can also make you feel self-conscious. This is only one of the effects. Other effects of crooked teeth include:
Common Orthodontic IssuesThere are several different types of orthodontic issues that can impact your mouth. These issues include:
Treating Patients of All AgesWhen most people think about orthodontic treatment, they tend to think of young adolescents, typically between the ages of 11 and 13, wearing braces. While orthodontic treatment is common at this age, orthodontic treatment can benefit patients of all ages.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. At this age, the presence of many orthodontic issues can be detected. In some cases, treatment can be provided to make later treatment with braces easier, or even eliminate the need for later treatment altogether.
The most common age for orthodontic treatment is early adolescence, typically between the ages of 11 and 13. At this age, braces, or clear aligners, are used to correct the alignment of the teeth. At this age, the jawbone is still malleable, making it easier to shift the teeth into proper alignment. Orthodontic treatment can also benefit adults. Many adults who undergo treatment were not able to afford treatment as a child or have experienced orthodontic relapse.
What are the Benefits of Orthodontics?Orthodontics offers numerous benefits. These benefits include:
Improving the quality of your smile.
Boosting your confidence.
Improving your oral health. In addition to reducing your risk for cavities and gum disease, your biting pressures are evenly distributed.
Improving your digestion, which also helps to improve your overall nutrition.
Alleviating issues related to bruxism and TMJ disorder.
If crooked teeth are affecting your smile, your confidence, and your quality of life, orthodontic treatment can help. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call State Street Dental today at (971) 332-3020.