Orthodontics deals with the correction of teeth and jaws that are not in the right position. Bailey Orthodontics has been a versatile help in creating a straight and healthy smile to patients who are affected with crooked teeth and other oral problems such as:
• Overbite: In which the front teeth lie so much far forward, protruding quite the lower teeth.
• Underbite: In which the lower teeth lie too far forward, sticking out more than the upper teeth.
• Crossbite: In which there is a wide opening between the upper teeth and the lower teeth in front.
• Crowding: This is when there are too many teeth growing on a dental ridge more than it can accommodate.
These problems are easily solved with orthodontics through the use of Invisalign aligners, traditional braces, and various appliances to mention a few. It is factual that orthodontics effectively manages oral problems when discovered early, especially when the patient is a child and yet to develop a permanent tooth. A recommendation from the American Association of Orthodontists, the ideal age for a child’s first orthodontic exam is age seven when the orthodontist is fortunate enough to monitor closely the eruption of their permanent teeth and follow the growth of the jaws through its critical years of development. It is obvious that early evaluation enables us to catch the problem while it is at its metamorphosing stage, rather than after the patient has already developed, thus making it much more effectively managed with imminent invasive treatment needed in the future avoided.
When orthodontic problems are left undiagnosed and untreated, many of these issues can result in severe and permanent oral health problems. These may include abnormal wear of the tooth surface or enamel, inefficient chewing, and even excessive stress on gum tissues and supporting bones which can lead to gum recession or bone loss. Early treatment of these problems not only protects the teeth but can be more cost effective to fix the problems before they cause damages.
Early treatment phase is provided from ages 7 and older when the treatment is majorly aimed at eliminating bite problems which can damage the teeth or gum tissues, treating down the road less invasive thus minimizing tooth extraction or jaw surgery.
Orthodontics patients of Bailey Orthodontics are advised to see Dr. Bailey early so that they can attain the best oral health and have a nice straight, healthy smile with a strategized treatment plan.
For more questions and information, you can contact Bailey Orthodontics today.