When To See An Orthodontist

by | Jul 19, 2017 | Dentist

Orthodontists are dental specialists that treat dental irregularities which result in correctly aligned teeth. You should arrange to see an orthodontist in Chicago Loop when you are concerned about the alignment of your teeth and your bite. There are times when a problem is patently obvious; teeth may be protruding or crowded or significantly misaligned, at other times orthodontic problems are not as clear cut and obvious.

Orthodontic problems may not be noticeable but if you find that you tend to breathe through your mouth, you cannot close your mouth comfortably, or you constantly clench or grind your teeth there is a very good chance that you have a problem that needs correction.

Orthodontics for children:

It is highly recommended that children have their first visit to an orthodontist in Chicago Loop once they reach the age of seven. There are two very good reasons for this:

*  At this age there is a wide disparity in the development of teeth, it takes a dental specialist to know if there is a potential orthodontic problem or if it is an issue that will improve as the teeth fully develop.

* If there are problems, they are far easier to correct at an early age.

As a parent, if you notice other signs such as early or late baby teeth loss, thumb sucking or mouth breathing you should arrange to see an orthodontist.

Orthodontics for adults:

Many people suffer under the impression that orthodontics is something for kids only; think again! Orthodontics can be successful regardless of the age of the patient. Anyone that is self-conscious of the condition of their teeth and smile can be helped with orthodontic care. In the past perhaps braces were unattractive, today things have changed considerably. There are clear brackets available, or you may opt for lingual braces attached to the back of the teeth. Braces today do not have to harm your image.

It is important that you arrange a visit with an orthodontist in Chicago Loop for your children and yourself. You are invited to make an early appointment with Pure Dental Spa.

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