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4 signs you need to see an orthodontist

05/04/2023

Sometimes it’s easy to determine whether you need orthodontic treatment. Let’s say you have a speech impediment because your top teeth are missing, or because your bottom teeth are crowding the front of your mouth. Perhaps your child is losing their baby teeth and their adult teeth are moving out of place. It is clear from these situations that your child would benefit from receiving orthodontic care.

It might not be as obvious that orthodontic therapy could completely resolve other illnesses and symptoms. It’s time to begin therapy if you or your child exhibits any of the following symptoms.

Here are four indications that you require orthodontic treatment:

  1. You simply lack confidence in your smile.

If you don’t feel confident in your smile, orthodontic treatment can help. Occasionally, people will unknowingly conceal their smiles, developing the practise of hiding your grin or laugh. If you feel even the slightest bit self-conscious about your grin, we are here to help! You can gain a lot from orthodontic treatment if you intentionally cover your smile, or if doing so has become a subconscious habit.

 

  1. You have breathing issues or sleep apnea.

If you occasionally have trouble breathing, whether it’s during the day or night, your airways may be blocked. This indicates that air isn’t passing through your airways easily, which is sometimes connected to the size of your palate. When the jaw is too small, the teeth become crowded because they lack the space to stabilise in the right alignment and prevent airflow.

Using your mouth to breathe can help you quickly identify airway congestion. Do you frequently have a scratchy, dry throat? Are you a loud snorer? Do you ever experience morning choking or gagging? All of these symptoms point to sleep apnea. Orthodontic procedures are quite helpful at reducing the symptoms of airway obstruction.

  1. Your gums, teeth, or mouth are frequently irritated.

We can assist you if you frequently have discomfort, pain, or soreness in your mouth. This might feel fairly unpleasant if your teeth are already jammed together and your wisdom teeth are trying to erupt. No tooth will be out of place or causing gum pain with the proper orthodontic therapy, since it will be properly positioned. No matter what orthodontic issue is causing you pain, even if it isn’t wisdom tooth crowding specifically, we can offer help.

 

  1. Eating your preferred foods causes discomfort.

Eat your favourite meals – because life is too short not to! Your orthodontic condition can be to blame if you find it difficult to chew your favourite foods. Your position in the bite determines how your jaw fits together. Your teeth don’t come together properly when you have poor biting circumstances, such as open bites, because your jaw isn’t in the right position.

When your teeth don’t meet, chewing is difficult, as you could expect. You might only chew with your back teeth if you have an open bite, which might wear those teeth out significantly. In the event that you do not have an open bite, your chewing difficulty may be caused by a comparable orthodontic issue.

 

Our staff at Kettering Dental & Implant clinic would love to meet you if you or someone you know is looking for a nearby orthodontist in Kettering. We serve our communities by offering Invisalign, braces for adults, braces for children, braces for teens, and more.

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