There is more to dental health than brushing and flossing every day. Dental health encompasses a wide array of criteria—are your teeth properly aligned, do your teeth meet normally or do you have a cross-bite, do your jaws shift, and are your teeth and jaw aligned proportionately to one another and to the rest of your face? Just like irregularities in how our body functions can wreak havoc with our systems, dental irregularities too can bring in a host of complications ranging from bad breath, unsightly yellowed teeth, tooth decay and loss, difficulty chewing and swallowing as well as gum problems. Do not ignore an orthodontic examination to detect dental abnormalities early and nip them in the bud. You should not feel shy to flash your brightest smile!
The Benefits of an Orthodontic Examination
Every kid should be taken for an orthodontic examination by age 7. This ensures dental irregularities are detected early and treated immediately before they develop into major problems in adulthood.
For instance, early or late loss of baby teeth can indicate abnormalities that can later cause tooth decay. Habits like sucking fingers can tamper with the alignment of teeth and cause one or more tooth to develop crookedly or overlap on another tooth. Misaligned teeth not only take away from the appeal of the smile but can also hamper brushing and flossing. Not being able to brush or floss properly can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and eventually, tooth loss.
But it is not just kids who need an orthodontic screening. Adults too should get an orthodontic examination to find out about the state of their dental health and go in for corrections and/or treatments if needed. Dental problems, if neglected, can later spiral out of control and cost you more in terms of expenses, pain, hassles, and downtime.
Book an Orthodontic Appointment and Gift Yourself a Beautiful Smile
An orthodontist can also correct your smile and give you back the confidence you had lost. That is because cosmetic dentistry is also their forte!
Misaligned teeth, a gummy smile, discolored teeth, an incorrect bite, missing teeth, and teeth with cavities mar the attractiveness of your smile. You feel shy about smiling in public, and consequently, come across as a glum and boring person. This perception about you can hinder your chances of forming professional and personal relationships.
But don’t worry, an orthodontist has a host of solutions to conveniently suit your needs. Just be sure to book an appointment.
An orthodontist can straighten crooked teeth with braces or Invisalign® aligners. Nowadays, braces are not as unsightly as they once used to be. They now have more streamlined forms and come in a variety of colors. Invisalign® aligners are made of a clear, sturdy material that don’t show when you smile. Invisalign® aligners can be taken off and put on easily, so you can brush and floss thoroughly and easily.
Having an orthodontic or cosmetic dentistry treatment, nowadays, no longer means taking a day off from work or waiting for months on end for results to show. For instance, the results of tooth whitening can show in as little as 3 days.
You check your blood pressure and keep tabs on your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. You visit a GP for regular health check-ups. So, why should you neglect your dental health? An orthodontist can not only correct dental abnormalities but also beautify your smile. An orthodontic examination is healthy for your teeth and great for your confidence.