A perfect smile is a smile that is adapted to the face that wears it. Today, modern dentistry offers methods that patients often do not know how to handle. Should the teeth be orthodontically straightened, whitened, or have major prosthetic work done?
All of the above or just one minor procedure can totally change the impression you leave on other people. Luckily, according to Dr. David Mc Surdy aligned smile alignment procedures are plenty, and can do the trick in a short period of time. For example, some appliances can straighten the entire front in a matter of weeks. Of course, the time needed depends on the condition of your teeth. Minor crown irregularities can be solved with an aesthetic filling or veneer, and the color of the teeth can be lightened by 3 shades in 10 days. If it is necessary to straighten a large number of teeth, raise the lower third of the face, or close the gap between the teeth, there are braces, which will straighten the teeth in an average of 6 months.
Ok, by now you are aware there is a solution for your smile, no matter how it looks like.
Ad in most cases, simple braces will do the trick. But signs that an adult needs braces can vary depending on age and overall dental health. Braces for adults are becoming more common, and the outcomes are mostly positive. There’s a good reason for this. According to a study conducted in the nineties, it was found out that only 35% of the adult population actually have their teeth aligned. So, chances are that you may need a help of an orthodontist if you want yours to be perfectly aligned.
Below are some of the signs that may indicate your teeth are not perfectly aligned:
• teeth that are visibly crooked or crowded
• you have difficulty flossing between teeth and brushing around crooked teeth
• frequent tongue biting or snarling with the tongue on the teeth
• teeth that do not close together properly when your mouth is at rest
• difficulty pronouncing certain sounds due to the position of your tongue under your teeth
• jaws that click or make noises when you chew
• stress or fatigue in the jaw after chewing food
All of the above-mentioned things are important to be addressed especially in children.
Since they are transitioning from one period to another, changing teeth along the way, much can be done to assure their smiles are aligned by the time they reach adulthood.
If a child has baby teeth that are crooked or crowded, this may be a sign that they will need braces in the future. But there are other signs as well, and they can include the following:
• mouth breathing
• jaws that click or make other noises
• thumb sucking or pacifier use after 2 years
• early or late loss of baby teeth
• teeth that do not come together even when the mouth is completely closed
• teeth that are crooked or crowded
Poor nutrition during the infant and toddler stages, poor dental hygiene, and genetics are all reasons why children (and adults) may need the help of an orthodontist. That is why it is highly advised to take your children for their first orthodontist visit around the age of seven. This will give you enough time to plan what needs to be done in terms of aligning their smile. Braces and other procedures should be conducted between the age of nine and fourteen.
Many people are dissatisfied with their smiles. Even if they have beautiful teeth, they know about some detail that should be corrected. This detail is mostly imperceptible to others, but confidence is absent because they know that the smile is not ideal.
At the same time, many people want to correct their teeth and bring them to perfect condition. Today, it is very important that the teeth are white and properly spaced. In the past, the gap between the front teeth was considered cute, but today this is not the case.
More and more often, different methods are used to correct irregularities and achieve perfection. However, keep in mind that dental health comes first! Do not use various primitive methods to correct your teeth, but see a dentist who will surely have the right solution for you.
Regular visits to the dentist, every 6 months are very important. Inspection and control by a specialist allow any problem with the teeth and gums to be detected and repaired in time. A dental office is a place where you can get adequate advice for proper maintenance of oral hygiene.
Finally, it is important to mention that if you have crooked teeth as a child, this problem will not fade with time. Moreover, as was already mentioned earlier, this indicated there are going to be a lot more problems in the future.
So, crowded and improperly positioned teeth tend to worsen their position, so they will continue to move even if veneers are placed on them. Keep in mind that as you age, your jaw will continue to grow, which can cause increased crowding or narrowing of your teeth.
If you wait to treat an overbite or crooked teeth, the problem will not improve or resolve itself.
However, if the teeth are dark, cracked, or missing, then a little bit of prosthetics will do the trick. Today, veneers can mimic natural enamel so well that you can’t tell a natural tooth from one with a veneer or crown. Even though such procedures are avoided because of their price, when you think about how much time, knowledge, and effort the dentist and technician put into your work, which will last at least another 10 years, it really justifies the price.