Why and when to see an Orthodontist
Many families in and around New Delhi have queries about orthodontic treatment, but are unsure when and where to start. Luckily, the team Dentem is dedicate to give advice to make great decisions about your care.
If you’ve been thoughtful about orthodontic treatment for yourself or someone you are worried for, you’re probably wondering, When is the right time to see an orthodontist? It’s an magnificent question, and there are many ways we can help you find the answers you’re looking for.
When and why?
The most straight forward answer is this:
You can see an orthodontist any time you have a inquiry about the alignment of teeth, the standard of your bite, or if there are difference in your mouth or jaw. Sometimes, orthodontic problems are painfull. You may have problem in biting, chewing or speaking, or some of your teeth may be understandably protrusive, crowded or misplaced/misaligned. If that’s the case, then it’s time to consult — Our orthodontists have the special skills and training required to accurately diagnose and treat your problems.
Symptoms such as mouth breathing, clenching or grinding your teeth, and the inability to comfortably close your lips, may all be signs that orthodontic treatment. Likewise, if your jaws seem to frequently shift in position, make sounds as they move, or you find that you’re unknowingly biting your cheek or the roof of your mouth, it is likely that you are a person who needs to go for orthodontic treatment. Teeth that meet abnormally can even cause a facial imbalance which we say as asymmetry, meaning that some facial features aren’t in proportion with each other. This is a problem that can usually be corrected by orthodontic treatment.
For children:- We recommend your child’s first visit occur between ages 6 and 8. Depending on if any, problems are seen, early diagnosis can always allow appropriate treatment to address and correct once issues quickly in less time, before they become more serious. This chart shows some of the most common bite and mouth problems for children in this age range you can look forward to.
There are several reasons that the American Academy of Orthodontists (AAO) has recommended that children should receive an orthodontic checkup around age 6, including:
- Tooth, gum and jaw growth can be affected at this stage, means only an expert may be able to determine whether your child is having a normal patterns of development or if some type of intervention is actually necessary. Normally, the Dentem experts can identify if there will be appropriate room in your child’s mouth to accommodate the permanent teeth by this age or not.
- Most conditions are easier and faster to treat at an early stage, while the natural growth process is still active. A palatal expander, for example, is often able to fully treat crossbites in children because their jaw is still in growing stage and shifting. Ifthis is left untreated, an adult with a severe crossbite may need expensive and lengthy treatment in order to achieve the same result.
- Other problems often seen in children that may also benefit from orthodontic treatment include: the premature or delayed loss of decidious teeth, persistent thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and mouth breathing. If your child displays any of these symptoms, we recommend you to schedule a consultation with Dentem. Keep in mind that early screening does not necessarily mean treatment will begin right away — In fact, most kids don’t start wearing braces or appliances until they’re around nine to fourteen years old.
It’s never too late to begin orthodontic treatment for an individual. Do you cover your mouth with your hand when you smile/laugh? Are you self-conscious around known/strangers because your smile isn’t as beautiful as you want it to be? If so, the best time to see an orthodontist might be — right now! According to the AAO, around one in five orthodontic patients today are adults who wants orthodontic treatment.
Why are more adults getting orthodontic treatment? There are many reasons for this.
For adult patients, treatment options with our recommendations tends to be much appropriate, resulting in quiker, highly successful treatment. With the growing availability of clear braces, invisible aligners, translucent ceramic brackets and lingual braces, patients are able to complete their treatment with minimal changes to their appearance – other than their smile. If you’re worried that metal braces might affect your professional image in day to day life, be sure to ask about the wide range of less-visible alternative treatments available at Dentem.
While a beautiful smile is the most common reason to consider orthodontic treatment, many of our patients find that the health benefits are limitless. Well, the thing is aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, and less subjected to abnormal wear. A good appropriate bite will keep you from having trouble in eating and speaking, and can protect/maintain the health of your teeth as well as gums for a lifetime.
If you’re considering treatment, or just want to find out if orthodontist can help you achieve a healthier smile or not, our team can give you the best guidance you need for your perfect smile.