What are common orthodontic problems that can be solved?
In the ideal condition, teeth of upper and lower jaw should be located in place and in a specific arrangement to optimize function and oral hygiene. Unfortunately, our teeth are not perfect naturally and this can causes some problems such as chewing, oral hygiene, speaking and teeth esthetics. In this article some common problems that can be solved by orthodontic will explain.
The most common orthodontic problems that braces can correct are malocclusion or bite problems that are mostly genetic problem. A bad bit can be caused by thumb or finger sucking, mouth breathing, dental problems, abnormal swallowing, poor oral hygiene, the early or late loss of baby teeth, accidents or poor nutrition. Any hits to mouth or other medical conditions such as birth defects can lead to orthodontic problems.
The most common orthodontic problems that braces can solve
Orthodontic problems can affect every person. Parents should be aware of their children’s dental problems and see an orthodontist for checkup. Dental problems are treatable at any age but it’s better to correct in the early age to prevent of persist issues and other damages to teeth or gums. There are significant advantages to wearing braces during childhood.
What are the most common dental problems in children and adults that can be solved by orthodontic?
The symptoms of this issue are complex and vary; including pain and sensitivity around the jaw, pain around the ear, constant aching facial pain, discomfort while chewing and difficulty opening the mouth fully or locking the jaw that cause difficulty to open and close the mouth.
This problem is related to malocclusion that if left untreated, will leads to serious side effects. It can be caused due to:
- Spaces between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Misaligned bite: it means inappropriate meet of upper and lower teeth place that include cross bite, under bite, open bite, etc.
- Periodontal (gum) problems. It is a serious gum infection that damage to the soft tissues and destroy the bone that holds the teeth in place. Periodontal issue can cause teeth to become loose.
- Dental hygiene issues. Inappropriate brushing, using dental floss and mouthwash cause the plaque to remain on the teeth surface and finally leads to tooth loss.
Five common health problems that can be treated by orthodontic
Most people think the only problems that braces can solve are related to dental issues. Although orthodontic is a kind of dental treatment but it can solve other diseases and problems such as:
1. Headaches and neck pain
Head and neck area consist of a complex and tiny network of bones, joints, muscles and tendons that should work together coordinately for important functions. Any disturbance or imbalance in this network can causes chronic headache and neck pain.
If you experience frequent headaches and neck pain, it won’t be treat by using OTC pain medicine, you should see a specialist. Orthodontist is a specialist that you need to see them especially if you have pain on the temple, behind the eyes or at back of the head. A special orthodontist can distinguish roots of your problems (if they are related to oral and dental issue) and provide you orthodontic dental services.
2. Sleep disorder
Difficulty sleeping may treat by orthodontic. The misaligned jaw can effect on breathing. This causes lack of Oxygen levels and consequently leads to sleep apnea, sever snoring and insomnia. Orthodontic treatment can help to improve the Oxygen flow and solve these problem.
3. The temporomandibular joint problems
The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head and play the main role in chewing function. If you experience any pain or senseless in jaws, pain around the ear, difficulty or pain while chewing or locking the jaw joints, orthodontic treatment can put the jaw in to the proper alignment and release the pain. In this condition treatment is very important because if left untreated, can lead to sever damages and tooth decay.
4. Oral hygiene
People who suffer of malocclusion, overcrowding or crooked teeth, observing oral hygiene is a considerable challenge. In this condition because of difficulty for teeth cleaning, the possibility of gum diseases will increase. There is a direct connection between periodontal problems, heart problems and diabetes that orthodontic can solve this problem and prevent the bad effects in future.
5. Heart problems
Those with malocclusion often have crowded teeth that causes difficulty for oral hygiene. If you can’t clean your teeth properly, plaque deposits won’t be remove adequately from tooth surface and may leads to gingivitis and consequently gum disease.
Over times, unmanaged gingivitis can lead to a more sever type of periodontitis or gum problems. According to different study in this domain, periodontitis has direct link with heart disease.
Tooth alignment leads to easier cleaning, prevent periodontal disease and heart problems.
If you experience any of above problems, visiting an orthodontic specialist can be an effective treatment way. If your pain is related to your teeth, a special orthodontic can solve your problem with a treatment schedule.
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