Teen Orthodontics Brisbane
How orthodontics can help you
Often orthodontic treatment is needed because there is not enough room in the mouth to fit all the teeth in an orderly, functional and visually pleasing way. Apart from aesthetic reasons, braces can also help prevent dental problems, gum problems, chewing and speaking difficulties.
How you look can affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. An attractive smile is a valuable asset and having teeth straight can contribute to improving one’s general attitude toward life.
Crooked teeth can show abnormal wear patterns that can shorten the life of the teeth or result in expensive treatment later in life.
Cleaning of teeth
Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to clean. It is also hard to motivate yourself to clean crooked and crowded teeth. Without adequate cleaning, decay and gum disease can easily occur.
Gum damage can also occur when the lower teeth bite into the gums of the upper teeth. This can result in early bone loss and therefore eventual loss of teeth.
Chewing and Speaking difficulties and jaw joint problems
In excessive cases, crooked and crowded teeth can result in difficulties in all these areas.