Orthodontic treatments are used to treat malocclusions. Malocclusions are abnormalities that lead to the upper and lower jaws being improperly aligned, the teeth being crooked or the teeth being improperly spaced. Not all malocclusions are serious or lead to serious problems, but some can cause problems chewing or speaking, lead to pain in the jaw joint, or increase the risk of dental disease or dental injury. Our medical dentist offers a variety of options.
Those who need orthodontics can benefit extensively from the right treatments, including:
1. Better dental health
Teeth that are crowded can be difficult to clean, which allows bacteria more places to hide and breed and increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontics can improve spacing and make it easier to keep your teeth clean.
2. Easier speaking and chewing
When your upper and lower teeth are correctly aligned, it is easier to eat and talk. You are less likely to bite your cheeks or tongue, and your teeth are less likely to be chipped or become abnormally worn.
3. Greater confidence
A straight smile can make you feel good about your smile especially if you felt self-conscious about it. The aesthetic results drive many people to seek orthodontic care, and the benefits can last a lifetime.
Call our Los Angeles orthodontic treatments expert today to learn more about your orthodontic options or to schedule your appointment with our team.