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When Orthodontic is needed?

Orthodontic treatment is considered necessary in cases of dental, skeletal or functional problems of the mouth. Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to:

a) Proper function of the mouth (chewing, speech)

b) Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face. Allowing better oral hygiene possible, which results in fewer future problems of the teeth and gums and in keeping the teeth in the mouth longer. In the following pictures the difference in the condition of the gums before and after treatment is illustrated

 

 

c) Guide a permanent teeth into a more favorable position. Alignment of the teeth and restoring proper function of the oral system enables the general dentists and other specialists to achieve better results in their dental work (fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, periodontal and gum treatments)

d) Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth. Reduce the risk of teeth fractures especially when the teeth are protruding from the lips, mostly in younger patients, as is illustrated in the picture below


e) Guide jaw growth. Reduce the risk of problems in the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), which
is the joint that connects the lower jaw with the skull
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f) Improve appearance: a beautiful smile and more harmonious face which in turn results in a better self-esteem for the patient, as is illustrated in the following case

 



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