When you have crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, this could lead to serious trouble down the road. To avoid these complications, you may benefit from orthodontic treatment. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks when you should consider treating your misalignment, and what options we may prescribe.
The Causes of Your Poor Alignment
Why do some of us develop malocclusion? The causes could vary. For some, the issue develops in childhood due to thumb sucking tongue thrusting or issues with the growth and development of the jaw or the eruption of the teeth. As we grow older, premature tooth loss, wisdom tooth impaction, or even injury could alter the overall alignment of the smile. As part of your treatment, our team will carefully examine your smile and assess the cause and extent to choose the most appropriate treatment option.
The Impact on Your Oral Health
Dental misalignment could lead to serious oral health issues, aside from the negative changes to your appearance. For example, thorough brushing and flossing is difficult, so food and drink particles could remain trapped between teeth. This means worsening plaque and tartar buildup, and an increased risk of bad breath, stained teeth, and even tooth decay and gum disease. The changes to your bite balance could strain the jaw joints, so you’re more likely to suffer from TMJ disorder or even bruxism (teeth grinding). Treating them means a healthier and more attractive smile!
Choosing the Best Treatment Option
How do we choose the best option for you? We begin by carefully examining your smile with advanced digital imagery. For children, we could treat with retainers or teeth spacers to help improve the overall balance of the bite and to guide the growth of the smile. For teens and adults, we could use braces, employing ceramic brackets to make them less visible. We also have Invisalign® aligners too, which guide the teeth in proper position and remain almost invisible. If you have any questions about orthodontic treatment for yourself or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help your family enjoy better oral health and more attractive smiles, and it all starts with a simple consultation.
Do You Have Questions About Orthodontic Treatment?
We would like to help enjoy a straighter smile with orthodontic treatment, so you can smile with confidence and enjoy good oral health as a result. If you have any questions about how to address your uneven smile, or if you would like to schedule an appointment soon, please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, and all surrounding communities.