“How to fix crooked teeth? How to fix overbite and underbite? Should I choose invisible braces or traditional braces? Can braces treatment move just one tooth? Should I choose Invisalign, Smile Direct, or Zenyum? Do I need to have teeth taken out for my braces treatment? Would my face change after braces treatment? Why do braces take so long? How long do I need to wear my retainers? What is the cost of Invisalign and braces? What are the recommended clinics for Invisalign and braces?”
If you share any of the concerns above, the easiest way is to make an appointment with an orthodontist, who will help answer all your questions based on your conditions and needs.
What if my teeth are crooked?
Based on an interesting study published by the American Association of Orthodontists, photographs of patients before and after orthodontic treatment were evaluated by 100 corporate recruiters. People with straight teeth are considered more intelligent, more self confident, and have greater career opportunities. Most orthodontic patients have also reported improved self esteem, personal image, and willingness to smile.
Aside from aesthetics, orthodontics is more importantly about creating a healthy and functional bite. Crooked teeth are more prone to decay, gum disease, TMJ disorders, neck and shoulder pain, abnormal wear of teeth or tooth fracture through uneven bite, and other injuries.
Am I too old for braces?
Absolutely not. Healthy teeth, bones, and gums respond well to orthodontic treatment regardless of age. Most orthodontic problems can be treated during adulthood allowing adults to also enjoy the benefits of both improved aesthetics and oral health.
How long do Orthodontic treatments take?
Orthodontic treatment is not a quick fix. The duration of comprehensive orthodontic treatment can vary between 6 and 36 months depending on the problem’s severity and the patient’s compliance. The treatment times may be long, but the benefits last for a lifetime. Every patient’s conditions are different, therefore the treatment plan and costs will differ. By working together with your orthodontist, orthodontic treatment can achieve life-enhancing results: better function (biting, chewing, speaking), improved appearance, and increased self-esteem. It is worth the effort to reach the goal you and your orthodontist share: giving you a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
Why seek an Orthodontist?
Orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orthodontic problems. Post dental school, orthodontists receive extra years of intense training in proper and safe tooth movement to guide the teeth, jaw, and facial structures in the correct direction of development. These extra years of training make the orthodontist a specialist in moving teeth and aligning jaws, which is the sole focus of their practice. Source: TWMOHW, Taiwan Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontics
Please consult our Orthodontist for more details.
Read More Importance of Orthodontics