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All you need to know about orthodontic appliances

Orthodontic appliances have the function of correcting the position of teeth. For aesthetic and health purposes. There are several types of orthodontic appliances. It includes fixed and removable, as well as transparent aligners. Each of them is indicated for a different case, according to the patient’s needs.

Orthodontic appliances

The indications are made by a professional specialized in orthodontics. Which is the study of moving teeth to maximize functions and aesthetics. This is because not all teeth erupt in the same way, angle and position, which can result in deep, crossed, misaligned bites and even gaps between the teeth.

Why is it important to align your teeth?

Many people seek a perfect and aligned smile. However, more than a matter of aesthetics, dental treatment is important for health in general.

This is because teeth that are born or develop in inadequate positions can generate difficulties to bite, causing disharmony in chewing, breathing and speech, as well as back problems and headaches.

What does the alignment of the teeth have to do with correct chewing?

The alignment of the teeth helps the good habit of chewing with a closed mouth. When you chew with your mouth open very often, you certainly swallow more air and the stomach produces excess hydrochloric acid, which can cause gastritis and ulcers.

Similarly, if you have misaligned teeth, there is no correct fitting during chewing, which can cause, in the long run, bite problems that frequently generate dysfunctions in the temporomandibular joint, which is that joint close to the ear responsible for the movements of the mouth.

Consequently, the temporomandibular joint, with the bones of the skull, will exert pressure on the cervical spine, which already receives pressure in our daily life, due to bad postures in performing our work. So, it’s important to preserve it while we feed.

How to treat misaligned teeth?

The evaluation should be made by a dentist specialized in orthodontics, who has specific oral rehabilitation training in this area.

It is this professional who will indicate the appropriate treatment for your case, seeking to establish the correct bite and eliminate the problems related to temporomandibular joint and associated pains.


At the Maida Smiles Dental Clinic, we offer different types of orthodontic appliances.

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