If you have crooked teeth, you probably want to fix them. Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on the occlusion of the mouth and how to fix it. If you have badly aligned teeth, you have a malocclusion. Unfortunately fixing it takes time and money. That’s because once a human mouth has grown a certain way, it takes a great deal of effort to properly change it. Child orthodontics focuses on controlling the way the child’s mouth and facial structure grows so that it is easier to correct anything that will need to be fixed later on, if any work is needed.
Crooked teeth can cause many oral health problems. These problems include an increased risk of cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. A significant malocclusion can make chewing difficult and can cause an undue strain to the teeth and muscles of the mouth. This can in turn cause problems with your general health. Of course bad teeth can also make you feel self-conscious in a world where more and more people have beautiful teeth. If you would like to fix your teeth the first step is to schedule a dental examination with a dentist skilled in orthodontics.
Modern dentistry has provided us with many ways of fixing crooked teeth. Traditional braces are one option but they are ugly and socially inhibiting, especially in adults or teens. Invisalign and Orthoclear are lingual braces that use invisible aligner trays in order to fix teeth. The technology has developed to the point where they are viable solutions for most orthodontic cases. In some cases a cosmetic dentist may choose to use porcelain veneers or tooth contouring and gum contouring in order to fix the problem.
If you are interested in learning more about treatment methods for crooked teeth, please consider the Atlanta Dental Group PC. Cosmetic dentistry is not a necessary procedure in most cases but your smile can affect how you feel about yourself and often cosmetic dentistry is worth the cost. However, cosmetic dentistry can help you look good but only you can change your life. Our dentists are dedicated to their patients’ good health and well being and you are welcome to join our family of patients. If you would like to make an appointment for a cosmetic consultation with our Atlanta cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Allan Padolsky, call 404-874-7428.