Exploring Orthodontics with Dr. Sejal Kamat
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that serves to align the teeth. Orthodontic treatment can also align your jaw and lips if necessary. When your teeth are straightened, they will function as designed. They will also be easier to maintain and to retain over time.
Problems with Misaligned Teeth
Crowded, crooked teeth are difficult to clean. As a result, you can develop serious oral issues. You may experience gum disease and tooth decay. Eventually, you can even lose one or several teeth.
Crowded and crooked teeth lead to other problems, as well. The surface of teeth can become abnormally worn when they are misaligned. Your jaw joints can also become misaligned. You might experience trouble chewing or experiences stress on the supporting bone.
You can even sustain additional stress on your gums with dental misalignment. Some of the resultant issues can cause discomfort in various areas. You might feel pain in your neck, face, or head. Such problems can be costly to diagnose and treat.
Braces for a Wide Range of Patients
Many people associate braces with adolescents and preteens. However, numerous individuals get braces when they are over the age of 21. Orthodontic procedures can be beneficial for people of all ages. It is never too late to improve your smile and your dental health.
Many adults prefer clear braces as an alternative option to conventional braces. Adults with bone loss might need periodontal treatment in addition to orthodontics. Bone loss can affect how much movement your orthodontist implements.
Invisalign® Treatment Is Another Option
Invisalign® is similar to traditional braces because it moves the teeth. Invisable aligners are used to apply controlled movement. Invisalign® is different from conventional braces because the timing and movement are controlled. Your teeth will be moved in stages according to a specific treatment plan.
Braces are Generally Recommended for:
Overly crowded teeth: If your jaw cannot hold all of your teeth normally, they are overcrowded. Overcrowded teeth can lead to gum disease, dental decay, and decreased functionality.
Widely spaced teeth: Abnormal growth of the jawbone can cause this problem. Missing teeth also create wide spaces in your smile. This can be cosmetically unappealing, and it can lead to periodontal disease.
Crossbite: If both your lower and upper jaws are misaligned, you have a crossbite. A crossbite may result in gum disease, bone loss, and unevenly worn teeth.
Overbite: If your upper teeth bite over your lower ones, you have an overbite. Overbite can cause irritation of the gums and other gum problems. It can result in irritation, unevenly worn lower teeth, and joint issues.
Underbite: Underbite describes the condition of protruding lower teeth. An underbite may stop the teeth from functioning properly. It can also cause pain in the joint and jaw.
Talk to Your Orthodontist about Various Orthodontic Treatment Options
You might benefit from far more than straight teeth with orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment can also be used to combat jaw joint issues and headaches. Both problems stem primarily from extreme wear and bite abnormalities.
Some patients reach out to us when their problems seem unmanageable. If you have jaw problems or have developed chronic headaches, talk to Dr. Sejal Kamat. Your headaches might be alleviated after your teeth have been aligned properly. Dr. Kamat is always happy to discuss your concerns about orthodontic issues.
Orthodontic treatment with Dr. Sejal Kamat is far less costly than some alternatives. Orthodontic problems can lead to resultant issues that require attention. Those issues may be much more expensive to treat than your original problem.
Orthodontics provides an ideal solution for patients of many different ages. One of the top benefits is having a beautiful smile. Once the braces are removed, you will experience increased functionality and self-confidence.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment if your are considering braces.
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