Contrary to popular belief, getting proper orthodontic work can be just as important to your health and wellbeing as regular dental checkups and physicals from your doctor. Every day, our cosmetic dentistry in Center City Philadelphia helps Pennsylvanians improve their oral health and their smiles through proper orthodontic care. Considering seeing an orthodontist, but not sure if you should? Here are three common issues that orthodontic treatment can help to fix-
1) Overcrowding. One of the most common issues that orthodontists can help to fix is overcrowding, which is when teeth that are too close together and overlap in the jaw. Overcrowded teeth can hurt your self-esteem, and may lead to pain when chewing. An orthodontist can use braces or removable plastic ware (retainers) to help space teeth out and realign them, so they have enough room to sit properly.
2) Underbites. Underbites are misalignments of the top and bottom jaw and can cause the lower jaw to “stick out” from the bottom of the mouth, causing a toothy appearance. Underbites can cause problem with tooth overlap as well, and can contribute to staining and bacteria caught between teeth. Many people do not like their underbite, and seek to have it corrected by an orthodontist or cosmetic dentist in Philadelphia.
3) Issues resulting from tooth loss. As adults get older, many experience problems resulting from weakening teeth and tooth loss that is not properly corrected. Many adults are also frustrated with dentures, which provide and inconvenient and sometimes unsanitary solution to problems resulting from tooth loss. Dental implants, which provide functional replacement teeth that look and feel as natural as your real teeth, have become increasingly popular in the Philadelphia area as adults search for convenient solutions that don’t interfere with their day to day lives. An orthodontist can help you decide if dental implants are the right solution to your tooth loss.
If you are suffering from one of these issues, we encourage you to visit Center City Emergency Dentist today!