Article written by Elite Dental Group.
The main purpose of an orthodontist treatment is to alter a person’s tooth alignment and reposition their jaws. When a person’s jaw and teeth are aligned they will be able to eat and pronounce correctly. Additionally straight, well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and are less prone to decay, disease, and injury.
Most often people will need to see an orthodontist if they have inherited an alignment problem, or have misaligned teeth due to thumb, finger, or tongue sucking. In some cases, sports accidents, poor nutrition, and dental habits are to blame.
If teeth are misaligned, seeing an orthodontist is necessary as teeth will not adjust on their own. The sooner the misalignment is fixed the faster the treatment will be. This is why orthodontists advise bringing in children as young as seven for their first consultation. Although the orthodontist cannot treat patients at such a young age, they will be able to provide information on how to prevent further damage, until they can treat the patient.
It is important to note that untreated orthodontic problems can become worse, and difficult to treat as a child gets older. Misaligned teeth can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, with severe cases affecting a child’s speech and self-confidence.
Orthodontists are specialists in orthodontist care, but many general dentists offer both pediatric and orthodontist care. To understand if your dentist offers such treatments, speak to their staff, or look through their website for their services.
Seeing an orthodontist can often transform a person’s smile and personality. Patients have stated that they feel like a different person as they are more open and friendly in social situations following their results.
Dr. Andre Eliasian is one of the leading dentists in cosmetic dentistry in Glendale CA. His clinic offers several services including orthodontist care to help patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. If you are looking for oral surgery in Glendale CA or wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale call for an appointment.