What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a dental health specialty that focuses on diagnosis and treatment of teeth misalignment and jaw irregularity problems. Initially orthodontic treatment was reserved for pre-teens and teens but today, over 30 percent of adults are seeking orthodontic treatment.
Problems treated with orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a unique dentistry branch that sometimes combines cosmetic or maxillofacial dentistry to alleviate teeth and jaw problems. Conditions treated by orthodontists include;
Anteroposterior deviations: these are overbites and underbites that result when there is a discrepancy in a pair of closed jaws.
Overcrowding: this is when there is insufficient space between teeth that affects normal teeth growth and development.
Aesthetic problems: orthodontists align teeth, reshape and restructure the face, jaw and lips to restore a beautiful straight smile.
Orthodontics is a dental field that relies on technological advancements to provide effective solutions to cosmetic and malocclusion problems. Orthodontists perform visual examination, panoramic x-rays and bite impression to access a dental discrepancy and recommend the right treatment options that may include use of; fixed orthodontic braces, removable appliances and invisalign.
Your Lake Elsinore orthodontist should take you through the treatment procedure before it starts.