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Orthodontic Treatment to Correct Bad Bites

Posted Aug 26 2010 12:20am

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves the diagnosis, prevention and Orthodontics treatment of dental irregularities. Today, more and more people are seeking orthodontic treatment to restore and improve dental health. Orthodontic treatment is an ideal procedure to correct bad bites, crowded teeth, under bites, crossbites, overbites and other types of alignment problems.

Problems Caused by Bad Bite

Bad bite usually originates from problems such as:

  • Gap between teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Jaw issues

It may also be caused by early or late loss of baby teeth, accidents, or prolonged thumb-sucking. Bad bite or a problem called malocclusion, when left untreated may become worse.  So it is necessary to consult a specialist in orthodontics to correct this anomaly. Patients of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Innovative orthodontic techniques are now available to correct the various dental irregularities. Dental braces are commonly used, which include Invisalign or invisible braces, metal braces (stainless steel), and ceramic braces.

Dental Braces Designed to Improve Your Comfort

Today’s dental braces are designed to improve your comfort, while providing satisfactory results. Products of advanced teeth straightening technology, namely Invisalign or invisible braces, are more convenient and comfortable than traditional metal braces. A major benefit of these braces is that you can remove them when eating or brushing your teeth. These are easy to clean and do not irritate your gums.

The time required for orthodontic treatment varies from person to person. However, it is advisable to consult an orthodontic specialist to confirm the condition, and obtain proper care and treatment. Your orthodontic specialist will discuss the details of the procedure before the treatment begins.

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