The healthy teeth and gums show the good health of a person. There are several ailments that crop up if there are problems related to teeth and gums. This makes it necessary for everyone, whether they are young or old, to go for regular dentistry checkups and get the orthodontics work done if required.
Most people do not pay attention to the health of the teeth and gums and suffer from different types of dental diseases that need to be checked up by an orthodontist. An adult's dental care is quite different from the dental care required by young children. Orthodontists correct different types of irregularities in the gums, teeth and jaw.
There are different reasons why pediatric dentistry is needed by children:
When the decay leads to losing of baby teeth
Baby teeth not falling out on time
Receded gums or other problems related to the gum
Eruption of a tooth in the wrong direction
Teeth improperly aligned
Uneven teeth length
Protruding front teeth
Baby teeth that prevent eruption of molars
Normal adult teeth may be prevented by tipping of teeth
Mid-face growth may be inadequate
Extremely narrow dental arch
Severely crowded teeth
Both back and front teeth having crossbite
Various problems emerge because of these defects, including:
It is difficult to bite or chew
Breathing is possible only from the mouth
Biting the roof of the mouth, or cheek
The treatment cost and the time for each problem is different. After reaching the age of seven, a child is recommended to start visiting a dentist, unless some dental treatment is required earlier.
Orthodontic Treatments Needed for Adults
The problem of crooked or crowding teeth can also be experienced by adults. This problem leads to difficulty in chewing. If it is not treated in time then it can lead to:
Irregular alignment that causes jaw pains
Problems in digestion
Lack of confidence
Painful muscles and jaws due to bruxism. To prevent teeth grinding the prescription includes a bite plate, night guards or splint.
If the teeth are healthy then with the help of braces, badly aligned teeth can be corrected. In both children and adults, this is one treatment that is somewhat similar.
To correct the protruding or badly aligned teeth that affect the appearance, cosmetic dental treatment is preferred by many adults.
At the same time, there are some problems in adults that can make it difficult to go for orthodontic treatment. These include:
Worn out teeth
Jaw alignment that are abnormal and problems related to it that cannot be treated in adults
Because most of the treatments are long-term, it requires commitment
Before going in for orthodontics treatment, the personal should always do some prior research about the orthodontist. It is easy to find dentists in most areas and for regular checkups one should consult them.