Forgoing Braces Can Bring Negative Consequences
Some people are blessed with straight, beautiful teeth that will never require orthodontic care. Others aren’t as lucky. Their teeth are crooked, crowded or too far apart, their jaws might be misaligned, or they have an underbite or overbite. If your child has any of the above conditions, it’s up to you to decide if she (or he) should seek treatment from an orthodontist.
All of us here at the office of Ortho Inc. are skilled and experienced providers. We have helped many patients straighten their teeth and align their bites, and we’re confident we can do the same for you! New patients are always welcome to our modern dental center, and we look forward to becoming your trusted oral care provider.
Parents need to know the possible risks associated with their children not receiving needed care from an orthodontist. These are some of them.
Complicated dental and orthodontic problems in the future. She also might need corrective surgery to amend broader damage.
Serious headaches because of a poor bite or a misaligned jaw.
Poor self-esteem. Children constantly compare themselves to their peers. Seeing their friends and acquaintances with straight teeth can lead a child to feel self-conscious enough to stifle her smile. This lack of confidence can haunt her for the rest of her life.
Oral damage. Teeth that are crowded, or upper and lower jaws that aren’t properly aligned with each other can provoke chips, cracks, weakness, eroded enamel, and unnecessary wear and tear.
A stiff jaw. The proper functioning of a jaw relies heavily on symmetrical bites. Otherwise, the lop-sided pressure of an uneven bite bears down on and wears away at a jaw’s joints, which become sore and less flexible. The joints may even emit clicking or popping noises.
Increased chances of poor overall oral health. It’s not easy to thoroughly clean crooked teeth. A toothbrush can’t reach many of the crevices where bacteria, plaque and food debris easily hide. As these perilous particles percolate and accumulate, they greatly increase the likelihood of plaque, tartar, gum disease and tooth decay.
We here at Ortho Inc. are courteous, professional and friendly. We explain everything to our patients and their parents in simple terms. Everyone who uses us as their orthodontist knows they made the right decision. Please call today to find out how we can serve you.