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Types of Orthodontic Issues
Orthodontic misalignment, called malocclusion, can suggest a variety of different conditions. Acquired malocclusion consists of jaw development problems, congenitally missing out on teeth, additional teeth, crowded or extending teeth, and spacing problems. Nevertheless, the premature loss or retention of baby teeth, thumb or finger sucking, mishaps, and particular types of dental illness can likewise lead to a need for orthodontic treatment.
Importance of Orthodontics
Remedying orthodontic problems is not simply about cosmetics and enhancing self-esteem; there are some important dental health factors that orthodontics can help correct. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), malocclusion can cause difficulty in chewing and speaking, while deteriorating enamel on healthy teeth. This can put excess stress on your gum tissue and surrounding bone. Additionally, teeth that are uneven or overlapping are tough to clean, which can put you at threat for cavities and gum disease.
Dental Hygiene and Orthodontic Treatment
When investing time and resources into orthodontic treatment, you want and deserve the best possible outcome, so proper oral hygiene is crucial. Having orthodontic devices like braces or retainers can make it easier for bacteria and food particles to build-up on your teeth. It’s important to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after every meal or snack, and before bedtime. Flossing your teeth, a minimum of once daily, is also recommended to help keep your teeth clean and healthy.