Orthodontics Katy TX
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to treating teeth which are misaligned or improperly positioned. This branch of dentistry deals with correcting errors in the teeth's position and improper bites. Orthodontic appliances, tooth removal, and surgeries may sometimes be required to correct the teeth. Orthodontic treatment improves the appearance of the teeth and upgrades the oral health of a person. Here at McKaskle Family Dentistry, we conduct a thorough examination of your teeth to find any errors and to 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 thrusting. Whatever the cause 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 the teeth in the right direction so that there is proper alignment. Appliances like dental braces and retainers will be used for this purpose. Braces have brackets and wires which are fitted over the teeth in a manner where they exert pressure on your teeth. The treatment may take a few months to more than a year. By the end of treatment, your bite will be corrected and your teeth will be properly aligned.
Initially, our dentists will check the condition of your teeth and seek out any 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 your bite, the dentist will discuss the issues with you and set a treatment plan. The doctor takes time in explaining the problems the patient may face if the condition is left untreated. The details of the orthodontic treatment are provided to the patient. After receiving the patients approval for the treatment, orthodontic appliances may be used over the teeth to bring the necessary changes. Our dental team also takes care to explain how to protect your teeth when living with the orthodontic appliance. Patients can benefit greatly by orthodontic treatment. It not only beautifies your smile but also improves your oral health.