Straighten Teeth Naturally

If you feel self-conscious about protrusive or crooked teeth, you are not alone. Very few people have perfectly aligned teeth, and this is a problem that can frequently be addressed with orthodontics.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that uses specialised appliances and techniques to realign teeth. It can prevent, diagnose and treat dental irregularities affecting the alignment of your teeth and jaws, ensuring your teeth bite together correctly. Orthodontics may also help to create a better facial profile.

What Are the Most Common Types of Orthodontic Problems?

Common problems include teeth that are crowded or protrusive or which are unevenly spaced. Some people have congenitally missing teeth or have extra teeth. Others have inherited malocclusion where their teeth don’t bite together correctly. Certain conditions can cause orthodontic problems such as the premature loss of milk or baby teeth, or when baby teeth are retained for too long. Oral habits like thumb or finger sucking can affect tooth and jaw alignment, as can accidents and some types of dental disease.

Why Is Orthodontic Treatment Important?

Many people regard the orthodontic treatment as necessary for gaining a more attractive smile, but orthodontics can positively impact oral health. Significantly misaligned teeth that cannot bite together properly can wear excessively. Also, teeth that are crooked or overcrowded are trickier to clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Who Can Have Orthodontic Treatment?

Here at Dr Smile, we provide a complete range of orthodontic services and can help children and adults. Our services include:

  • Braces
  • Early treatment
  • Adult orthodontics
  • Invisalign

For more information, you may reach out to any Dr Smile Family Dentist branch: