Your Straight Front Teeth Can Be Misleading
As that saying goes, looks can be deceiving. The same adage applies in the dental world. People with straight front teeth should not assume that the rest of their teeth are also correctly aligned. If all of your teeth don’t fit together well, it could be a detriment to your oral health.
Everyone at the office of Orthodontics Inc. is an expert in orthodontics. We gladly give you as much time as you need to understand your every concern and receive clear explanations about your treatment options.
Just as mechanical gears are meant to work with each other, the same is true of your upper and lower jaws and, hence, your upper and lower teeth. If not treated by an orthodontist, an improper bite can easily lead to a variety of serious dental problems such as the development of cavities, gum disease, jaw joint issues, and chipped and prematurely worn teeth. All of those symptoms can hinder eating and talking.
Orthodontists specialize in correcting bites and aligning teeth, typically with the use of metal braces, clear braces and invisible aligners. An orthodontist gives his (or her) patients healthy bites by repositioning their teeth until the proper locations within their jaw bones are achieved.
These four problems can be hard to notice when front teeth are well aligned.
An underbite: the upper teeth are behind the lower teeth.
A crossbite: the lower teeth are outside the upper teeth.
A deep bite: the top teeth completely cover the bottom teeth.
An open bite: the back teeth meet, but the front ones don’t; or the front teeth are closed but the back ones aren’t.
An orthodontist can evaluate your bite to see if it needs to be corrected. He will then decide the best course of treatment so a healthy bite applies to all of your teeth. Orthodontists graduated from dental school and then completed up to three years of further schooling in an orthodontic residency program accredited by the American Association of Orthodontists.
Orthodontics Inc. possess the knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to deliver the results you desire. Please don’t hesitate to call us to find out how we can give you a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.