Yes, behind every smile there’s teeth. Confucius said it hundreds of years ago, and he was right. Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep a good smile. But what if we brush our teeth daily, we floss them regularly yet our smile is not perfect.
Well, that is what orthodontists are for.
An orthodontist is a very special kind of dentist. He straightens your teeth for a beautiful smile, the way it was meant to be.
Some people suffer from the untimely loss of milk teeth. This causes their jaws to misalign. This misalignment of their jaws causes new teeth to grow unaligned. Other reasons including thumb sucking, thrusting of the tongue, gum diseases, and physical accidents cause misaligned teeth which are also known as Malocclusion in medical language.
So, to get our teeth back in line (aligned) we need an orthodontist. He analyzes and performs procedures to make us smile the way we should.
Most people are unaware of the consequences of misaligned teeth and do not seek correct treatment. However, this is a really significant problem. If you do not get your misaligned teeth corrected, you may find it difficult to talk or chew food.
Tooth loss can occur when a person’s tooth fractures due to inappropriate chewing pressure. Brushing your teeth properly might be challenging if your teeth are misaligned. Cavities, plaque, and gum disease result as a result of this.
It takes a total of 43 muscles to make us smile at any given moment. But with misaligned teeth, our overall facial appearance gets spoiled and we fail to smile properly.
An orthodontist has a variety of treatments and methods to align the teeth and prevent any further damage. Here are some common treatments for misaligned teeth:
One of the most prevalent and well-known treatments for misaligned teeth is orthodontics. Small metal brackets (braces) are attached to misaligned teeth by an orthodontist. The metal brackets are held together by an orthodontic wire. This keeps misaligned teeth under constant pressure. Teeth are completely aligned after a period of time due to continuous pressure.
This treatment is cheaper than invisalign but traditional braces can cause food particles to trap so the patient has to take oral hygiene seriously and brush his teeth regularly.
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening therapy that uses a set of transparent, plastic aligners to progressively move your teeth into place. These are very unnoticeable and fit tightly over your teeth. This might not be a good choice for severe misalignments.
This treatment is a bit expensive as compared to braces but Invisalign shows quick results and they can be removed by the patient whenever he wants. Aligners are custom-made for each patient after measuring the size and structure of the patient’s teeth.
If you have crooked or broken teeth, new technology has allowed dentists to create new sets of teeth for you. With dental implants, you can have a proper set of perfectly aligned teeth.
Dental implants have a success rate of over 95% but they can cause serious complications. It is observed that dental implants sometimes cause infections, gum recession, tissue and nerve damage.
It is never too late to go to an orthodontist and get your teeth aligned. We need to understand the value and impact of a good smile. With advanced technology like Invisalign and dental implants, you can get your teeth aligned with undetectable aligners.
Teeth misalignment is completely treatable.
So boost your self-esteem and get the beautiful smile you have always wanted.