Orthodontists are experts in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusions, also known as misshapen bites, or how teeth meet when a patient bites down, including open bites, crossbites, overbite, and underbite. Besides tooth placement and alignment, they also pay attention to jaw irregularities.
Orthodontists provide expert diagnosis and treatment for the prevention or correction of misaligned teeth and jaws through the application of braces, retainers, or other corrective devices. Patients with severe malocclusions, or an improper bite, may also be required to undergo surgery to correctly align their teeth.
Orthodontic treatment may be necessary due to hereditary issues with the teeth, growth issues with the jaws, or overcrowding of teeth. There are several reasons why orthodontic treatment is sometimes required, including tooth loss, decay, and injury to the mouth.
It is the orthodontic specialist’s responsibility to analyze the patient’s x-rays and photographs taken of his or her bite so as to determine the severity of the malocclusion and determine the best course of action. Treatment is provided to patients for a variety of reasons, including both health and cosmetic reasons. As a consequence of improper jaw and tooth alignment, other health problems can occur, such as breathing problems, sleep apnea, and changes in a patient’s way of speaking.
Following the evaluation of X-rays of the teeth and jaw, and using molds to evaluate the treatment from start to finish, orthodontists use a range of different methods based on the diagnosis of the patient.
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