The Importance of Orthodontics
Your teeth are a critical component of your mouth. They have many essential functions, including biting, chewing, and controlling airflow when you speak. They also play an integral role in your smile as well as the health of your jawbone. Crooked teeth affect all of these functions, as well as your oral health and your overall quality of life. OHIOSmiles can help with orthodontic treatment.
What are the Effects of Crooked Teeth?Crooked, or misaligned, teeth and jaws can cause several significant issues. These include :
Common Orthodontic IssuesThere are some different orthodontic issues that can affect your oral health and your quality of life. These include:
Orthodontic Treatment for All AgesOrthodontics is commonly associated with adolescents. This is because you typically see children between the ages of 10 and 14 wearing braces. While this may be the most common age for undergoing treatment, we can provide treatment at all stages of life.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, it is recommended that children undergo an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. At this age, the adult teeth are developing below the gums, and some may have even begun to emerge. At this age, we can detect the presence of different orthodontic issues. We can also predict the likelihood for issues developing later in life. In some cases, we can provide early treatment to lessen the severity of later treatment, or even eliminate the need for later treatment.
The adolescent years are considered some of the best for undergoing orthodontic treatment, particularly with braces. This is because all of the adult teeth have erupted, but the jaw is still developing. This means that it is more malleable, which makes moving teeth into the proper alignment easier.
Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment as well. Whether you could not afford treatment in your younger years or you have previously undergone treatment, and your teeth have since shifted back out of alignment, we can help.
What are the Benefits of Orthodontics?There are many benefits that come with orthodontics. These include:
If you are currently living with crooked teeth, orthodontics can help to improve your smile, your oral health, and your quality of life. Call OHIOSmiles at (740) 439-2501 to learn more and schedule your consultation today.