Such issues as crowding of the teeth, a crossbite or overbite can have detrimental effects for a person throughout life if left untreated. By taking precautions and having your child screened by the age of 7, you can help alleviate these compounding issues later in life.
That said, orthodontics is also a viable option for adults looking for help with correcting their bite or straightening their teeth to improve their smile. In some cases, an adult may need to readdress an issue due to the changes in their teeth and jaw line over the years. The recent increase in orthodontic technologies has created more opportunities for adults to visit, or revisit, their orthodontic needs. With the introduction of “invisible braces” such as Invisalign, adults may find that today’s solutions are more suitable for their lifestyle and overall appearance.
A Lifetime of Benefits
While the visual appeal of orthodontics is quite obvious, the benefits extend to help minimize tooth wear, gum recession, even treating TMJ disorders. By straightening and spacing out the teeth properly, you will be able to maintain your teeth care, such as brushing and flossing, more easily and effectively.
As we’ve noted, there are many benefits to making an investment in your orthodontic needs. From creating a more attractive smile, to better functioning and positioning of teeth so they support each other and a balanced, well distributed bite, orthodontics can benefit you or a family member for many years, even a lifetime.
At Drs. Ziegenhagel & Associates, we have helped families with all of their dental needs since 1977. Orthodontic treatment is an important consideration for every one of our patients. We are here to help determine, guide and treat each patient in their best interest for immediate and long-term dental health goals. We work closely with Cochrane orthodontists such as Barnett Orthodontics to ensure that our patients receive the best care through all stages of their dental health.
For more information about orthodontic solutions for yourself or a family member, please contact our Cochrane dental office. Our dental team will be happy to answer any questions you may have!