What is Orthodontics
The Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on correcting the position of the teeth and jaw. It also deals with the development of the maxilla and mandible.
Orthodontic treatment involves moving the teeth and bones that hold a gentle but steady and controlled manner. Performed only after making a diagnosis. It requires great skill on the part of the dentist.
Only a well-trained specialist can perform orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Orthodontics
Orthodontics not only get you to look more beautiful smile. While it is true that most of the time is performed for aesthetic reasons, orthodontics also serves to improve masticatory function, help proper oral cleanliness, allowing greater durability of the teeth and of course, increase self-esteem.
Why not go straight teeth?
Some people have a perfectly aligned teeth without orthodontic never needed while others have crooked teeth from the moment they start to getting permanent teeth. Why?
Among the reasons that the teeth do not grow perfectly aligned are the following:
- Soft food (decreases the size of the bones that support the teeth)
- Vice infant sucking.
- Premature loss of baby teeth.
- Breathing with an open mouth.
- Some gum disease.