Not everyone’s teeth have naturally perfect alignment. Some individuals have protruding or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatments are designed to correct the positions of one’s jaw and teeth. Having straight teeth is important because it is harder to keep teeth, which do not fit together correctly, clean. This may increase the risk of losing teeth early due to periodontal disease and tooth decay. What’s more, improper aligned teeth may cause extra stress on your chewing muscles, leading to frequent headaches.
Why You Need Orthodontic Treatment?
The advantages of orthodontic treatments often surpass the physical changes of having straighter teeth and an improved bite. It is also a stellar way to improve one’s overall self-image. As important as it is to have straight teeth, there is also a need to alleviate any potential health issues associated with one’s jaw and teeth.
Orthodontic problems can lead to tooth decay and contribute to improper cleaning of teeth. If left untreated, it can also lead to speech impairments, digestion difficulties, and more. Did you know that the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that kids should schedule an orthodontic evaluation no later than age seven?
Areas Of Specialty
When it comes to orthodontic treatments, below are some of the areas that Dr. Alex Rubinov specializes in:
Child orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on preventing and detecting dental problems that can become problematic once a child reaches adulthood. As your child’s teeth is in a state of growth, it is pertinent that you correct any problems they are facing early. You do not want to wait until their teeth become permanent. From preventing teeth from protruding to creating better tooth arrangement, child orthodontics can help you reduce the cost and onset of future dental problems.
Disregarding the importance of childhood oral care and lacking the funds to pay for dental treatments are some of the reasons why individuals face dental issues during adulthood. However, it is never too late to receive orthodontic treatment as an adult.
Functional orthodontics have the ability to resolve an array of dental problems by straightening teeth, improving position of jaw, and more. Today, functional orthodontics are important because it helps improve one’s dental health so that the chances of developing other health problems such as temporomandibular disorders, heart diseases, sleep disorders, etc., are lower.
If you want to continue keeping your teeth straight, proper care and maintenance after orthodontic treatment is essential. To avoid running the risk of a relapse, retainers & aftercare is recommended by many dentists worldwide.
Are you looking for an alternative to traditional braces? Consider getting clear aligners such as Invisalign. This treatment option is suitable for individuals who have crowded teeth, especially in the front part of the mouth.
The Temporo Mandibular Joint is responsible for movement of your jaw, when you open or close your mouth. You need to ensure the proper functioning of your TMJ to avoid experiencing difficulties when talking, chewing, or swallowing. If it is in poor condition, you may experience spasms in the muscles and more. Consider TMJ treatment for the proper alignment of your teeth and jaws.
Need a confirmation whether orthodontic treatment is a good fit for you? Do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex Midtown NYC dental offices today!