is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned
teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder tokeep clean, are at risk of being lost
early due totooth decayandperiodontal
disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to
headaches,TMJsyndrome and neck, shoulder and back
pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from
benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing
appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
do I Know if I Need Orthodontics?
Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from
orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental
health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, and special
X-rays and photographs, an orthodontist or dentist can decide whether
orthodontics are recommended, and develop a treatment plan that's right for you.