Dental services can be categorized in to three types- diagnostic, preventive and corrective services provided under the supervision of a specialist. Orthodontics is defined as a corrective procedure to improve the function of your teeth. Orthodontics can dramatically improve both the appearance of person’s smile and the way the teeth fit together. Untreated orthodontic problems can lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease and even digestive problems.
Orthodontic treatment can change your facial appearance for the better, and it can boost your self-esteem. There is a psychological impact of having once crooked teeth straightened out. A perfectly aligned, beautiful, gleaming smile can boost confidence. It can provide you with the chance to participate in improving the way you look. With an attractive smile, you can face your career and your personal relationships with confidence.
Apart from giving you a beautiful confident smile, there are several other benefits of orthodontic treatment:
Bite correction- By correcting underbite or overbite, orthodontic treatment reduces tension and damage to the jaw. There is less wear and tear on tooth and tooth enamel. By reducing the negative effects of improper bite, orthodontics improve the long term health of teeth, supporting gums and bone.
Jaw correction- Clicking or painful jaws can be corrected by orthodontic treatment. Malocclusion (the condition where the teeth meet in the wrong way) can lead to pain in the jaw (also known as temporo-mandibular jaw dysfunction). Realigning the jaw relieves the pain in the jaw, and also improves facial profile, thus improving your confidence and self-esteem.
Teeth straightening- Straightened teeth not just improve the aesthetic beauty but also make it easier for you to chew and digest food. Straight teeth are healthy clean teeth, as crowded teeth are often more difficult to clean.