A prominent dental issue in in the USA is gum disease, which affects a large proportion of the population. Many of the symptoms of gum disease can appear as a result of teeth that are crooked or crowded – two issues that expert orthodontic treatment can help to reduce or eliminate completely.
Having straight teeth leads to easier cleaning of your teeth and gum line, reducing the risk of serious problems occurring, like swollen gums and rotten teeth.
Orthodontics for a Balanced Bite
Aligned teeth can improve the balance of your bite, which in the event of serious imbalance, can lead to feeling pain when eating, speaking, or moving your jaw. A balanced bite will make chewing easier, and relieve pressure on your gums, teeth, and muscles. When your bite is balanced, cleaning your teeth and maintaining good oral health is much easier.
When Can You Have Orthodontic Treatment?
In most cases, both children and adults are suitable candidates for orthodontic treatment, at the discretion of the dentist. A key requirement of all orthodontic treatment is good oral hygiene, which is essential before orthodontic treatment is undertaken.
Generally, orthodontic treatment for children is not suggested until such a time where the majority of the baby teeth have been replaced by adult teeth. In certain situations, the options available for orthodontic treatment may be limited. This can depend on the age of the patient, with older patients often having less options.
Orthodontic Treatment at Beautiful Smiles in Chicago
At Beautiful Smiles Dental Center in Chicago, Illinois, we strive to help you achieve your dream of a perfect smile, no matter the cosmetic problems that you’re suffering from. Our range of professional orthodontic treatments are designed to get the best results, without causing you to suffer undue discomfort.
We put a great value on patient care and satisfaction through every treatment, so you’re always guaranteed professionally tailored advice and support on the treatments that will benefit you the most on an individual level. Your smile is personal, and you deserve to be treated to expert dental care as an individual, not as just another patient through the door.
When you come to Beautiful Smiles Dental Center, getting you the smile that you’ve always dreamt of is our highest priority.