If you feel like your teeth do not fit together or if you have difficulties speaking or even experience grinding at night, you might have a misaligned bite. A misaligned bite is a condition that could cause discomfort and pain in your life. Below are a few signs to watch out for if you suspect your bite might be misaligned.
Misalignment might result in problems speaking, especially if the teeth obstruct the ability of your tongue to move properly. This can cause some people to have issues enunciating words when they speak. Continue reading →
There are a number of reasons teeth may grow crooked, twisted, or overlapping. People’s mouths are small compared to their teeth, which crowds them, and they shift. Other reasons include the upper and lower jaws of a person being malformed or not the same size. This can result either in overbite, where the upper jaw is excessively protruded or an underbite, where the lower jaw is protruded forward. It can cause the teeth and the lower jaw to extend beyond upper teeth.
Is It Genetic, Or Am I Doing Something Wrong?
As stated above, many times malocclusion is simply genetic. Your jaw is too small for all of your teeth, or you come from a long line of people with crooked teeth. Genetics do play into how your jaw and teeth develop and do effect your orthodontic situation from the very start. Continue reading →
If you have crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, or poor dental alignment, Invisalign treatment may be a viable cosmetic solution for you. But what is it like to live with Invisalign aligners day to day? Caring for your smile while wearing Invisalign goes beyond just waiting for your teeth to get straighter. It involves cleaning your teeth regularly and thoroughly to prevent tooth decay. That way, your smile will be more beautiful than ever when you are done with your Invisalign treatment.
Take Your Trays Out
The first difference you may notice between Invisalign and traditional metal braces is that Invisalign aligners are invisible, but there is another important distinction as well. Invisalign braces are removable. You can take the trays out, and you should. Remove the trays while you are eating so you do not get food stuck in them. Also, remove them while you are cleaning your teeth so that you can have full access to all the nooks and crannies in your mouth. Continue reading →
Crooked or misaligned teeth not only look unsightly, they can also make cleaning the teeth difficult. Teeth that cannot be properly cleaned can eventually contract periodontal disease. This risks gum and bone damage, as well as tooth loss.
Wearing teeth braces is a way to properly align the teeth. However, conventional braces are less than attractive, decidedly uncomfortable and can be painful to wear. Adults can be especially embarrassed to wear them. Invisalign clear braces are a great alternative. Here are three reasons why one might wish to choose Invisalign over conventional metal braces: Continue reading →
Orthodontic treatment often go beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth. It is also a great way to improve a person’s overall self image. While having beautiful straight teeth is important, even more important is the need to alleviate any potential health problems associated with the teeth or jaw.
Orthodontic Treatment Can Fix Important Problems Such As:
• Crowded teeth spaced too close together
• Gaps between your teeth
• Crooked teeth
• Overbite or underbite
• Upper and lower teeth that do not meet Continue reading →
People can benefit from orthodontic treatment at almost any age. Problems like crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and jaw pain can often be corrected through orthodontics. While there are several treatment options depending on your circumstances, braces are one of the most popular and effective treatments.
Esthetics And Confidence
Oftentimes, crowding, spacing, and protrusion make people feel insecure about their teeth. They are embarrassed to smile in photographs and in front of others. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment can help correct these esthetic imperfections and give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile.
Orthodontic relapse is a condition where teeth slowly fall out of alignment following treatment. This usually compels people to return to a practice for another round of orthodontic treatment to correct it. At Fairfield County Orthodontics, we make sure that after our patients have finished their treatment and understand the importance of wearing retainers to minimize the risk of relapse. Continue reading →
You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having straight teeth extend far beyond a beautiful and confident smile. Apart from the aesthetic benefits of braces, there are also a number of health benefits that patients will experience. In many cases, patients with orthodontic issues may not be aware of the dangers associated with improper or misaligned teeth. As a result, patients can receive a wealth of benefits, ranging from personal confidence to improved dental and overall health.
Common Issues With Crowded Teeth
Crowded or crooked teeth, or ones that overlap each other, are a great opportunity for bacteria to firmly embed themselves in those hard to reach gaps and overlaps. The avid teeth cleaner may have difficulty manipulating the tooth brush or floss into those tight spaces. Bacteria cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. Left untreated, Continue reading →