We all know that uneven teeth will affect appearance, but do you know that there are several hazards caused by uneven teeth.
Tooth decay: The teeth are uneven, and the teeth are often jammed when chewing food. Food residues are easily stored in the gaps between the teeth, and tooth decay is easy to occurs over time.
Periodontal disease: The teeth are uneven, and it is not easy to clean the teeth when brushing. The plaque that remains for a long time will form calculus, and long-term stimulation of the periodontal will cause periodontal disease.
Temporomandibular arthritis: This is a disease caused by long-term malocclusion. The symptom is that there will be a sound when the mouth is closed. In severe cases, the mouth may not even close together, and it is easy to dislocate and cause pain.
Gastrointestinal dysfunction: the teeth are uneven, it is not easy to chew very finely when eating, and the gastrointestinal function will be affected.
Misaligned teeth can be treated with dental treatments, the most common being braces.
Braces are mainly divided into two types: with brackets and without brackets:
Orthodontic lip brackets with brackets mean that we glue the brackets to the outside of the teeth, and then use steel wires for traction to achieve the purpose of correction. Our common “steel braces” are more typical labial brackets.
Lingual brackets can also be called invisible brackets. Mainly, the brackets and wires of the teeth are inlaid on the inside of the teeth, which is more difficult to correct.
The orthodontic treatment with brackets (invisible orthodontic treatment) is now more and more popular. It is widely accepted because of its beautiful appearance and does not affect normal work and life. Many office workers who love beauty choose it.
Many people ask, is it possible for people of any age to have orthodontic treatment?
The answer is yes. Generally speaking, there is no age limit for orthodontic treatment, but it has a golden period, which is 12-18 years old.
12-18 years old is at the peak of adolescent growth and development. Doctors can use the space during the period of tooth replacement and the potential for facial growth and development to achieve better correction results. The special face caused by crooked teeth can also be obtained after orthodontic treatment. big improvement.
For adult orthodontics, although there is no age limit, tooth decay, missing teeth, and periodontal disease will affect the effect of orthodontic treatment. In this sense, the later the correction is received, the more difficult, time, and money costs will increase.
So, orthodontic treatment should be done as soon as possible.