What is Orthodontics ?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly.

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Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. If you’re feeling self-conscious and anxious about crooked or protruding teeth, you’re not alone. Not everyone has naturally flawless alignment, but thanks to orthodontics, you can!

Crooked teeth which do not fit together correctly are difficult to keep clean. They also can be at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and gum/periodontal disease. Extra pressure from crooked teeth can put strain on the chewing muscles leading to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder, or back pain.

Teeth that are crooked and not in the right place can distract from one’s appearance. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.

Correcting orthodontic problems is not just about cosmetics and improving self-confidence. There are very important dental health reasons too:

  • Bad bites or malocclusions can cause difficulty when chewing and speaking
  • Wearing away enamel on healthy teeth and putting excess stress on your gum tissue and surrounding bone
  • Teeth that are crooked or overlapping are difficult to clean, which can put you at risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles, and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective.

To start your journey to a beautiful, picture-perfect smile CALL, WHATSAPP or SMS on 07950184817 or email us at info@orthoclinicuk.com. For the practice, please call 0208 207 5800.