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9 Popular Orthodontic Problems Commonly Fixed By aligners and braces
9 Popular Orthodontic Problems Commonly Fixed By aligners and braces

For those who need a healthier smile, including children and adults, there is a solution in braces which makes it a well-known treatment option. From improving your smile to straightening your teeth, the perks of using braces and aligners are big, but to avoid technical-related problems, there is a need to have a professional as your private dentist for adult braces in London.

Fast facts about a perfect smile:

  • Lower chances of tooth problems come with a healthy smile
  • Reduced chewing problems

Right before clear aligner systems including Invisalign came on board, metal braces or traditional braces have been in use and are still used

An overall assessment of your smile, including your jaw size, teeth position, and other issues will be performed by your Dentist, to help them select a suitable orthodontic solution.

Just before we begin to examine the issue that braces and aligners can solve, you should have an understanding of the workings of braces and aligners and what the procedure involves.

So, what do braces do?

The primary gain amidst other benefits in orthodontics is that your smile can be improved. Teeth that are wrongly positioned may not allow a coordinated bite when the upper and lower jaws meet; in fact, they will not align properly in the first place.

A steady force that shifts your teeth into alignment gradually is supplied by braces. Regular braces are designed with wires and brackets. Using high-end modern technology, an orthodontist can correctly install brackets and make adjustments to archwires to achieve a precise result in little time. There may be a need to add rubber bands or other devices in some patients' treatment with braces. This depends on their case, but the aim is to give them a better smile.

Now that you know how braces work, let's look at the problems it can solve:

  • Unsymmetrical jaw

    This form of malocclusion is what happens when the top and bottom teeth do not meet in a stable way. Therefore your bite becomes non typical, which causes problems in the teeth, the Muscles and the jaw joint. Sometimes enamel some teeth get more pressure on chewing and can begin to wear down. But the good news is that braces and aligners can shift your teeth to align your teeth. Should the case be very serious, your dentist may recommend jaw surgery to help your smile.

  • Overcrowding

    Teeth that have got less space than their widths in an arch are referred to as overcrowded. If you have seen someone with overcrowded teeth, you notice a crooked look to the smile. Your dentist will fix overcrowding by using aligners or  braces to shift them into alignment. You cannot brush and floss overcrowded teeth easily because there is no space in between the teeth.

    In fact, this dental problem makes it harder to clean the tight spaces between teeth; activating the growth of bacteria, particularly where the gums are located. From here, if not checked, tartar and plaque may form, and gum disease becomes the result.

  • Crooked teeth

    crooked teeth are the result of over crowding. After attaching brackets or fitting aligners the dentist will install attachments or archwires which will gradually bend the teeth into position throughout treatment.  People experiencing crooked teeth may also have problems with their gum. However, provided your teeth and gum are healthy and well maintained, braces and aligners can correct crooked teeth at any age.

  • Diastema

    This refers to gappy teeth or when there is too much space in between the teeth. One of the most common reasons behind the need for braces is diastema. Some factors cause gaps in teeth: jaw size, genetics, size of teeth, and swallowing reflexes, digit sucking.. Gaps in between the front two teeth are very common and some patients get an excessive growth of the gum tissue that separates them. Braces and aligners can fix this teeth condition. It is quite a straight forward motion and the results are generally

  • Overbite

    Having top teeth that stick out over the bottom teeth further than normal is termed an overbite. It is in this condition that braces And aligner find a common application. They can easily push the upper teeth backwards to align with those at the bottom. Alongside braces, rubber bands may be used to increase the pressure applied in shifting the top teeth. Other bite issues may require the use of rubber bands too.

  • Underbite

    A malocclusion that is opposite to an overbite. Here, the bottom teeth protrude further than the top teeth, or the upper teeth are seen seating backwards from the lower teeth. In treating underbite, braces can either shift your top or bottom teeth or both. When the case is severe, an orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) together with braces may be proposed by your dentist to treat the issue. But aligners and braces are effective in treating this kind of case.

  • Crossbite

    For you to have a crossbite means that some of the teeth on your upper jaw do not meet with the lower teeth in a bite. There are risks associated with a crossbite. It can put extra pressure on some teeth, affect facial symmetry, chewing strength and the jaw muscles.

    Usually, braces and aligners are used to correct a crossbite. By positioning the brackets and wires to exert enough force to move misaligned teeth into the correct position, your Dentist can treat crossbite.

  • Open bite

    In this case, the front top and bottom teeth protrude forward such that they don't meet in a bite. Lisping is caused by an open bite. Other problems with this malocclusion are speaking difficulties and problems with biting. A primary cause of open bite is genetics and anatomy, too much thumb sucking and overuse of dummies. Cases of an open bite are corrected with aligners and braces when the top and bottom teeth are properly aligned.

  • TMJ

    This is an acronym for the malocclusion Temporomandibular Disorder. What happens here is that the temporomandibular joint that links the jaw to the skull is poorly aligned. Sometimes this may put pressure on the temporomandibular joint. Braces are used in TMD to effect the right alignment between the teeth at the top and bottom of the jaws. This saves the temporomandibular joint the stress of carrying too much pressure.

Take home

A myriad of orthodontic cases can be solved with aligners and braces. Issues like the ones we've discussed above and more can get affordable teeth straightening at our practice. The timeline for your treatment is determined by how severe the case is, and the outcome you hope to achieve. Do bear in mind that caring for your aligners is very important regardless of how long your treatment takes, and what your goals are. Staying in good dental condition is sweet.

What we do at Adult Braces London is help people achieve healthier smiles through a friendly, highly advanced and bespoke treatment pattern. Since individuals differ one from another, we have put in place unique and pain-free treatments that meet the need of each patient under our care. Don't hesitate to book an appointment with us today by calling 020 31373179 for that great smile.


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