Orthodontics Katy TX
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to treating teeth which are misaligned or improperly positioned. The branch deals with correcting errors in teeth position and improper bites. Orthodontic appliances, tooth removal, and surgeries may sometimes be required to correct teeth. Orthodontic treatment improves the appearance of teeth and upgrades oral health of a person. We at McKaskle Family Dentistry conduct a thorough examination of teeth to find out errors and see if an orthodontic treatment is necessary. Our dentists have been working with patients providing orthodontic solutions in Katy, TX for many years now. Our treatment has promoted good oral health in the city and people rely on us for quality oral care.
Problems Caused from Crooked Teeth
Teeth which erupt naturally in the oral cavity may sometimes grow in improper positions. There may be several reasons for having crooked teeth. Some of them include habits like thumb sucking during childhood and tongue thrust. Whatever the causes for the error in teeth, the effects cannot be ignored.
- Misaligned teeth make a smile less attractive
- Maintaining oral hygiene is difficult with misaligned teeth
- Chances of tooth decay are higher
- Periodontal diseases may develop
- Biting and chewing problems and problems with speech
- Pain in TMJ
An orthodontic treatment is performed to move teeth in the right direction so that there is proper alignment. Appliances like dental braces and retainers will be used for the purpose. Braces have brackets and wires which are fit over the teeth in a manner where they exert pressure on teeth. The treatment may take few months to more than a year. By the end of treatment, the bite will be corrected and teeth will be properly aligned.
Initially, our dentists check the condition of teeth and see for errors in the bite. X-rays may be taken and questions related to medical and dental history may be asked. If any errors are found in bite, the dentist discusses the same with patients and sets a treatment plan. He/she takes time in explaining the problems the patient may face if the condition is left untreated. The details of the orthodontic treatment and provided to the patient. After receiving patients approval for the treatment, orthodontic appliances may be used over teeth to bring the necessary changes. Our dental team also takes care to explain how to protect the teeth when living with the orthodontic appliance. Patients can be benefited greatly by orthodontic treatment. It not only beautifies the smile but also improves oral health.