Paying for orthodontic treatment can be expensive and the process of braces can be lengthy. Determining the right time for orthodontic treatment can be tricky and requires you to know all the facts before you jump right in. If you have been experiencing pain or other tooth trouble, you can speak to your dentist about considering orthodontic treatment.
There are options for braces, Invisalign, or other hardwires to meet your needs. Traditional braces are not for everyone, so doing some research beforehand can help you make the best decision.
1- Crowded Teeth
If your teeth are crowded together, you may experience pain and there will be even less room for new teeth or wisdom teeth. Braces and Invisalign help to make your teeth fit better in your mouth and sit in the right place in your jaw.
Crowded teeth also make it hard to clean them properly which can cause tooth decay or cavities. Keeping your teeth clean and free of cavities helps your smile to look better, so investing in orthodontic treatment will help you to have all of your teeth for longer.
2- Gaps Between Your Teeth
Gapping between your teeth can not just look unpleasant, it can cause unpleasant pain and feelings in your mouth. Gaping creates similar problems as crowded teeth and makes it hard for your teeth to fit perfectly in your mouth. Gapping again creates more opportunities for pieces of food and particles to get stuck between your teeth and cause cavities.
3- Jaw Pain
Jaw pain can be a sign of TMJ, which affects the joints in your jaw. Thankfully, orthodontic care can help treat this and improve the function of your jaw when chewing or talking.
Jaw pain can also come from crowded teeth or other problems that can be treated with braces.
4- Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity can be caused by the misalignment of the teeth. Orthodontic care is meant for aligning the teeth and jaw bones to proper order. Preventing some tooth sensitivity can be done with braces or Invisalign. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, talk to your dentist first about other possibilities and treat cavities before starting orthodontic treatment.
5- Overbite Or Underbite
Treating an overbite and underbite helps to improve the look of your smile. Overbites and underbites can cause problems with chewing and cause strain on your teeth and jaw. Treating misaligned teeth can make it easier to clean them and prevent decay teeth. Not only does aligning your bite help make your teeth healthier, but it also helps boost self-confidence in your smile.
Orthodontic treatment like braces helps to accomplish a lot of things. Many problems such as teeth that are not in line with the rest, missing teeth, or other complex problems may require more work than if we are just fixing an overbite. Talking to an orthodontist or your current dentist will give you a good idea if orthodontic treatment is currently needed. Because orthodontics can get expensive, keep in mind that many offices have payment plans or other financing options for you.
Work With Bailey Orthodontics
Our team has worked with patients of all ages and wants to do our best work when treating your teeth. We treat you the way that we would want to be treated so that you feel heard and comfortable in our office. The process of braces can be long and uncomfortable, but hopefully, our staff makes you feel a bit more at ease.
Orthodontic treatment has evolved over the years and continues to provide more options for patients. Our goal is to improve your self-confidence and help you have better oral health. We value your time and money and make appointments go quickly and efficiently as possible.
Baily Orthodontics also has a support dog named Ralphie. We love having our furry friend in the office and he helps greet our patients and make them feel at ease.