Malocclusion is not only aesthetic problem; malocclusion causes numerous gum and oral cavity diseases.
The causes of malocclusion development are heredity, chronic diseases, bad habits, premature extraction of baby teeth, inborn toothlessness.
Knowing the main signs of physiological occlusion (anatomic occlusion) and occlusion pathologies, you can evaluate the state of your tooth and jaw system on your own and if necessary visit an orthodontist timely.
An orthodontist can define your type of occlusion, detect the anomaly and administer treatment. Orthodontists diagnose, prevent and treat uneven teeth and malocclusion. A qualified orthodontist can correct occlusion and make a patient's smile better at any age.
We recommend that parents bring their children for an orthodontic checkup when the child is no older than 7 years old, which will make it possible to prevent malocclusion problems on the stage of tooth formation. Here are some reasons which signal of the necessity for a child to see an orthodontist: early loss of baby teeth, difficulties in chewing, speech defects, cheek biting, protruding teeth, teeth that don't occlude properly or do not occlude at all, face asymmetry.
There are several methods of malocclusion treatment.
Removable orthodontic trainers are used to correct malocclusion in young children (aged 5–10).
The most popular method of malocclusion correction in adults and adolescents is braces treatment. Various types of braces are used to treat malocclusion: metal braces, invisible sapphire and ceramic braces, lingual braces, and combined braces systems.
Braces treatment take rather a long period of time, but the results are worth the effort, your teeth will become irresistible.