What many people don’t know is that our jaws and teeth are designed to do more than just chew our food. They enable us to swallow properly which promotes food digestion and they are very important components in our ability to experience normal speech. In order for our jaws to work properly, our teeth and jaws must fit together perfectly. Many people have jaws and teeth of varying sizes which can create problems such as crowding or irregularly spaced teeth. When this occurs, it is called malocclusion. Orthodontics and tooth braces fix these problems and, thanks to today’s technological advances, patients now have many options when it comes to the types of braces used to correct malocclusion to create that perfect smile and promote overall health and well-being.
Dr. Kar, will recommend the best option for you. Today’s choices are far more comfortable and far less noticeable than years ago. Today’s orthodontic appliances also work more quickly to correct and create a beautiful smile. While metal braces are still used widely, they are lighter and more appealing with thinner and gentler wires. Plastic, ceramic and clear braces have also become popular choices for patients and orthodontists alike.
Orthodontics can help at any age. For children, particularly between the ages of 5 and 10, correcting malocclusion during development is the best course of action and can prevent further problems in later years.
But for teens and grown ups, it’s just as important. While most older patients choose orthodontics for cosmetic reasons, aligning your teeth and jaw will results in healthier and longer lasting teeth and less oral problems overall.
Dr. Kar and the team at InStyle Dental will go over all of the options available to you including types of braces, length of time you will need them and the very important after care of your teeth.