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It’s no surprise that a healthy, straight smile is one of the first things people tend to notice about others. However, very few people are truly comfortable with the condition of their smile. If you are unhappy with your smile, it may be time to consider braces or Invisalign. Before you contact your orthodontist, explore some of the common problems that orthodontics can correct:
One of the first problems that orthodontic treatment can correct is gaps between teeth. Spacing issues may be the result of missing teeth or simply a cosmetic issue that can be easily corrected through the use of traditional braces or the Invisalign system.
Another common problem that braces can correct is crowding, which occurs when your teeth do not have enough room along the jawbone or dental arch to support proper tooth eruption. Crowding can substantially increase your risk of cavities and dental problems, as overlapping or crowded teeth make proper brushing and flossing a difficult task.
Protrusion refers to a condition in which the upper front teeth extend too far over the lower teeth or the lower teeth do not extend far enough. In some cases, upper front teeth protrusion may be the result of a smaller jaw.
Orthodontic treatment can also help remedy a number of other malocclusions, including the following:
Underbite: This is when the lower jaw extends farther forward than the upper teeth.
Crossbite: A crossbite occurs when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth; this can lead to abnormal jaw growth and tooth stratification.
Overbite: When the upper front teeth extend over the lower teeth, this creates an overbite. An overbite may cause the lower teeth to bite the tissue along the roof of the mouth.
Openbite: An openbite is when the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap properly.
Misplaced midline: This occurs when the back bite does not fit properly.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for clear braces, the Invisalign system, or traditional braces is to set up an initial consultation with your orthodontist. Get on the road to a straighter smile by contacting Image Orthodontics Sacramento at (415) 752-0654 today!
"The orthodontist was great when he explained my issue to me and my mom. He talked to us in plain English so we could understand and he even drew us a picture of what he was talking about. He made us feel that it was important to him that we fully understood the treatment before he did anything else. The staff was great too. They treated us...