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24 Oct

All You Need to Know About Orthodontics


Orthodontic Guide

Not all teeth erupt at the same angle and position, which can result in deep, crossed, misaligned bites and even gaps between teeth.

  • Orthodontic appliances can correct the position of teeth for aesthetic and health purposes.
  • There are several types of orthodontic appliances, including fixed removable and transparent aligners.
  • Each is indicated for a different case, according to the patient’s needs.

Why is it important to align your teeth?

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

This is because teeth that are born or develop in inadequate positions can generate difficulties in biting, 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 swallow more air, and the stomach produces excess hydrochloric acid, which can cause gastritis and ulcers.

Consequently, the temporomandibular joint, with the skull bones, will exert pressure on the cervical spine, which already receives pressure in our daily lives 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 specialising in orthodontics. The dentist will indicate the appropriate treatment for your case, seeking to establish the correct bite and eliminate problems related to the temporomandibular joint and associated pains.

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