Sometimes the dental problems we have are so obvious that we ourselves can realize that we need orthodontic treatment. But, in any case, it is advisable that your dentist is the one who makes the diagnosis and tells you what you need.
So, in this post we are going to talk about what orthodontics is and when you might need it.
What is orthodontics?
The Spanish Society of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics explains that orthodontics pursues normality in the patient.
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that studies, prevents and corrects the different developmental alterations, the position of the jaws and the shapes of the dental arches, with the aim of restoring the functional and morphological balance of the mouth and face.
In other words, orthodontic treatment aims to ensure that patients achieve growth and development of their jaws and teeth within their own normality.
These orthodontic treatments use different devices to correct anomalies, obtaining improvements to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the problem and its characteristics, both in the function of the teeth and their esthetic appearance.
As a preventive measure, it is usually recommended to visit the orthodontist from the age of 6, when the first permanent molars begin to erupt. In this way it is analyzed whether, at around 12 years of age, when the second molars erupt, everything will fit perfectly.
When do you need orthodontic treatment?
To find out if we need orthodontic treatment is appropriate to go to your dentist in Granada to study your case and tell you what you need.
Now, let’s review some cases in which orthodontic treatment may be indicated.
– Dental crowding: It is one of the main problems for which most patients come to our dental clinic in Granada. In addition to aligning the teeth, orthodontic treatment also improves oral health by aligning the arch, since interdental hygiene is improved. This way we avoid future caries or periodontal diseases.
– Poor dental occlusion: If our jaws are not well aligned we can have various symptoms such as neck pain, pain when opening or closing the jaw or bruxism.
– Correction of alterations in facial development: It is therefore good to control the proper growth of the jaws to prevent future malocclusions. As well as in the smallest of the house, where we must control certain habits such as a late withdrawal of the pacifier.
Do you need orthodontic treatment?
In Cervantes Dental Clinic in Granada we care about your dental health, so we advise you properly to treat your specific case.
As we have said, each of us is different, so our case is different. For this reason, personalized and attentive service is our daily routine.
Smile is a universal language. Come to our dental clinic in Granada and we will advise you. First appointment free of charge!