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The Impact of Orthodontics on Overall Dental Health

Communication is an important aspect in society and your teeth are often the first thing that others will see. Because of this, it’s important to have a happy and healthy smile that radiates confidence. And while some may appreciate the slight space in the middle of their upper front teeth, others may look for that perfect, Hollywood smile. That’s where the art of orthodontics comes in!

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a practice closely aligned to dentistry but focuses solely on the management of the placement of the teeth, specifically teeth and jaw alignment. This includes- but is not limited to – the following conditions:

  • Overbites/ underbites
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misplaced midline
  • Misaligned or crooked teeth
  • Spacing

Orthodontists will often suggest the use of popular treatments such as traditional braces, clear aligners, and sometimes even gold braces! Orthodontics is an industry for improving the appearance of teeth and thus the overall confidence of a patient. It can also address your bite and enhance jaw alignment.

What Does Orthodontics Involve?

Orthodontic treatment typically involves an initial consultation, a treatment plan tailored to the individual’s needs, regular adjustments, and monitoring of progress until the desired results are achieved. The goal of orthodontics is to create a healthy, functional bite and a straight, beautiful smile.

The process itself sometimes involves x-rays or images and usually takes a look at your previous dental work and overall oral health. Orthodontic treatment is often very smooth, and as long as you take care of your teeth and follow your orthodontist’s instructions, your treatment will gradually and gently align your teeth. Treatment times can range from several months to a couple years. It all depends on your specific and unique smile. 

The Benefits of Orthodontic Work

Orthodontic work offers several benefits, including:

  • Improved Oral Health: Orthodontic treatment can correct misaligned teeth and bite issues, making it easier to clean the teeth properly and reducing the risk of dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Orthodontics can enhance the appearance of your smile by straightening crooked or crowded teeth, closing gaps, and aligning the jaw. This can boost your self-confidence and improve your overall facial aesthetics.
  • Better Functionality: Correcting bite problems and misaligned teeth can improve the functionality of your teeth and jaw. This can make it easier to chew food, speak clearly, and reduce the risk of jaw pain, headaches, and TMJ disorders.
  • Long-Term Results: Orthodontic treatment aims to create a lasting improvement in your oral health and smile. Once the treatment is complete, proper dental hygiene and regular check-ups will help maintain the results for years to come.
  • Personalized Treatment: Orthodontic treatment plans are tailored to the individual’s needs, ensuring that each patient receives customized care to address their specific concerns and achieve optimal results.

Contact Aloha Orthodontics in Las Vegas to learn more about your options and to get started with your consultation.


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