Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on correcting the alignment of teeth with braces, retainers, and other appliances designed to move teeth into the correct positions. In some cases, orthodontic treatment can be completed in less than a year; in others, it may take several years. In addition to aligning teeth properly, orthodontic treatment in Edmonton, AB, is beneficial for many reasons, such as improving oral health and appearance.
An underbite is when the lower jaw protrudes out causing the lower teeth to be positioned in front of/further forward than, the upper teeth. This condition can cause several issues, including jaw misalignment and breathing problems. It may also affect your ability to speak clearly and chew food properly. Underbites can be caused by genetics or by trauma to the mouth. They're often hereditary, so if your family has a history of an underbite, you will likely develop one yourself.
Protruding teeth can be a common problem, especially in the front of your mouth. They may be caused by genetics or alignment issues. Protruding teeth can cause speech problems and can make it challenging to pronounce certain sounds or words. You may also have trouble chewing and biting into foods. Additionally, these teeth may trap food and bacteria, which could lead to gum disease and cavities without orthodontic treatment.
Crowding is a condition where one or more teeth are too close to each other. It can be caused by genetics and may result in chewing, speech, and oral health issues. A pediatric orthodontist can catch it early.
A crossbite is a misalignment between the upper and lower jaw, typically created by an uneven arrangement of teeth in one or both jaws. It can cause speech impediments, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain, and difficulty chewing. Orthodontic treatment is needed to correct a crossbite. An orthodontist will examine you to see if dental orthodontics in Edmonton, AB, can help to correct the issue.
Spacing is when your teeth are too far apart, often caused by genetics or jaw growth problems. Teeth spaced too far apart make it challenging to chew, speak, and may cause your smile to look incomplete. Orthodontic treatment can pull your teeth together and fill in the gaps.
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