Orthodontics is an area of Cosmetic Dentistry that deals with the jaw and teeth. When teeth or jaws are not positioned properly, then the person should see an orthodontist because crooked teeth are difficult to keep clean, which can overall affect your oral health. Not only that, but crooked teeth are at a higher risk of being lost because of periodontal disease and tooth decay. It is important to considering the importance of protecting the tooth.
Crooked teeth can cause additional stress on some of the muscles, which can lead to TMJ syndrome. Neck pain, back and shoulder pain can occur too. Crooked teeth can also cause a person to feel less confident because they can draw in attention from people they are speaking to.
Before you sit down to have your braces put in, you must visit an orthodontist for a diagnosis and treatment, upon an appointment request from your regular dentist. During this appointment, the orthodontist will discuss the best treatment options to straighten your teeth as well as the orthodontic care required to maintain a set of braces.