Malocclusions have always been among the common dental problems, even among cave dwellers. Malocclusions are inherited from parents to children in some cases, whereas environmental factors may cause other cases over time. Fortunately, orthodontists can correctly diagnose malocclusions and professionally treat teeth’ structural problems to treat this malocclusion.
It was impossible to close large gaps between teeth or treat malocclusions in the past. Malocclusions may cause problems with chewing foods and the appearance of individuals. Nowadays, all these malocclusions can be treated by modern orthodontic techniques.
Orthodontics a golden solution to malocclusions
You may have seen people with wires on their teeth, which are part of the orthodontic treatment to correct malocclusions. Orthodontic archwires and brackets apply pressure to teeth and push them toward the correct position. An orthodontist can quickly diagnose malocclusions to recommend an effective treatment plan. You can visit Dr. Jamilian’s specialized orthodontic clinic to diagnose and propose the initial orthodontic treatment for your malocclusions. You can receive all these services for free in the examination session. The correction of malocclusions helps you maintain better oral hygiene. As you well know, malpositioned teeth create gaps between teeth (diastemata) that cannot be completely cleaned by tooth brushing or flossing, which exposes teeth to decay and periodontal disease.
It is noteworthy that aligned teeth can guarantee your general health because aligned teeth prevent oral problems and many other diseases such as chronic headaches. Malpositioned or crowded teeth can make dental surfaces uneven and increase the friction between teeth and also cause maxillofacial problems, each with its complications. Orthodontic treatments not only improve the appearance of your teeth but also prevent the occurrence of more severe dental problems in the future. Orthodontics also improves the facial soft tissues. The orthodontist may choose a particular method to treat malocclusions, including crowded teeth, extra teeth, diastemata, and missing teeth.
Duration of orthodontic treatment of malocclusions
Depending on clients’ age, the orthodontic treatment of malocclusions may take from 12 to 30 months. Undoubtedly, the treatment is slightly longer in adults than in children. However, malocclusions should be treated as soon as possible at any age because of serious and irreparable damages to teeth and gums if they remain untreated.
Best time to begin treatment of malocclusions
Malocclusions are noticeable when a child’s permanent teeth will begin to grow between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We can easily see any possible malocclusion when our teeth get bigger. Therefore, the best time to begin treating malocclusions is the age of 8 to 12 years to achieve the most favorable results.
Treatment of malocclusions in adulthood
It is never too late for a person to improve his/her dental health and experience a more beautiful smile design. An adult can still undergo orthodontics to treat malocclusions. Despite the slightly longer duration of orthodontic treatments for adults, one will have beautiful and healthy teeth after a period of treatment.