Importance of Orthodontic Treatment

Posted by Samir T. Ayoub on Jul 6 2023, 05:57 AM

Importance of Orthodontic Treatment

Importance of Orthodontic Treatment  

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities, primarily involving misaligned teeth and jaws. At SAMIR T. AYOUB DENTAL CORPORATION, orthodontic treatment aims to achieve proper alignment of the teeth and jaws, creating a functional bite and an aesthetically pleasing smile. Orthodontists are dental professionals who have received additional education and training beyond dental school to specialize in orthodontics. They use various orthodontic appliances, such as braces, clear aligners, and other devices, to correct dental misalignments and improve the overall alignment, function, and appearance of the teeth and jaws.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional braces consist of metal brackets bonded to the teeth' front surface and connected by metal wires. The orthodontist periodically adjusts the wires to move the teeth into their desired positions gradually. Metal braces are highly effective in correcting many orthodontic issues and are particularly suitable for complex cases.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces but use tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets and wires. This makes them less noticeable and more aesthetically appealing, particularly for individuals who prefer a more discreet orthodontic treatment.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are attached to the back surfaces of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the front. They are custom-made to fit the shape of each individual's teeth and are ideal for individuals who desire a highly discreet treatment option.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces. They are custom-made, removable trays that are worn over the teeth. The aligners apply gentle pressure to shift the teeth into alignment gradually. Clear aligners offer several advantages, including their virtually invisible appearance, removability for eating and oral hygiene, and overall convenience. They are typically recommended for mild to moderate orthodontic issues.

The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatments

Improved Oral Health

Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of oral health issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Straight teeth allow better access to toothbrush bristles and floss, making oral hygiene practices more effective.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Orthodontic treatment can significantly improve the appearance of your smile. Straighter teeth and a properly aligned bite can boost self-confidence, self-esteem, and overall facial aesthetics. A beautiful smile can positively impact personal and professional relationships.

Corrected Bite Alignment

Orthodontics can address bite issues, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. These bite irregularities can cause problems with chewing, speaking, and overall oral function. Orthodontic treatment helps to align the upper and lower jaws, improving bite functionality and comfort.

TMJ Disorder Relief

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can cause jaw pain, headaches, and discomfort. Orthodontic treatment can help align the jaws properly, alleviating TMJ-related symptoms and improving jaw function.

By undergoing orthodontic treatment, individuals can achieve a properly aligned bite, improved oral health, enhanced facial aesthetics, and increased self-confidence. Visit SAMIR T. AYOUB DENTAL CORPORATION at 16505 Clark Ave, Bellflower, California 90706, or call (562) 925-2223 for the bestcustomized dental treatment. 

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