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Signs You Need Treatment from our Orthodontics Office
There are many reasons for patients to receive treatment from our Portland orthodontics office. Some of the most common examples of needs for treatment that may help you determine if you need to visit are listed below.
Signs you may need orthodontics treatment
Crowding teeth represent one of the most common needs for orthodontics in Indiana Wells. Crowding teeth can be so close together that one cannot floss, or they can even be overlapping. Crowding causes problems with brushing and flossing, and it often leads to poor oral hygiene care because people become frustrated with the chore it is to clean them.
Crowding typically occurs due to insufficient space in the jawbone for teeth. Receiving orthodontics can move the teeth into a less crowded alignment, so they look more attractive and are easier to care for.
Crooked teeth are unsightly and can have a negative effect on an otherwise attractive face. Like crowding, crooked teeth can cause problems with oral care. With proper orthodontics treatment, the teeth can be straighter, more attractive, and cleaner.
Patients can avoid financial burdens in the future due to excessive dental cavities if one receives straightening treatment from our orthodontics office.
Teeth with gaps and spacing problems are normally caused by missing teeth or by too much room in the jaw for teeth. Normally gapped teeth are only an aesthetic issue. If patients feel gapping or spacing is hindering the beauty of one's smile, they can visit us for an evaluation.
Open bites commonly occur due to excessive thumb sucking during tooth development. If an open bite is present, it is important to start treatment as early as possible for it to have the fastest and most effective results. Open bites can cause trouble chewing foods thoroughly and may increase the likelihood of having dry lips. In cases of bite problems, treatment from our orthodontics office may require braces and an additional appliance called a crib.
If a patient has an overbite, then he or she may notice the upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth in an unattractive or noticeable fashion. Overbites can be uncomfortable, causing mouth sores and limiting the ability to smile correctly. If one has an overbite, then one may feel like he or she has a gummy smile or protruding lips.
Underbites are distinguishable by the extension of the lower jaw and lower teeth past the upper front teeth. All bite problems may cause excessive wear on certain teeth and need to be corrected with treatment from our orthodontics office to extend the life of the teeth and avoid the need for several restorations in the future.
All of these examples for the need for treatment from our orthodontics office can cause detrimental damage to your healthy teeth in addition to affecting your smile and confidence. There are many other needs for orthodontics treatment in addition to these as well.
To learn more about receiving treatment, visit our Portland office for an evaluation and examination.
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