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If you live in the Catonsville, MD, area and are wondering if you need orthodontic help, it’s probably time to get good professional advice from a qualified orthodontist. Consider talking to the staff at Angel Dental Care.
The fact is, orthodontics are about more than just straight teeth and “Hollywood” smiles. Orthodontics can be an important step to take in improving your overall oral health.
Here are some common questions and answers regarding orthodontics.
Q- What are orthodontics?
A – Orthodontics refers to an area of dentistry that specializes in treating facial and dental irregularities. Orthodontists may use braces to correct severe bite problems, alignment problems in your jaw, and/or crowding, spacing and irregular placement issues.
Q – Exactly what kind of problems do orthodontics address?
A – Malocclusion, which refers to jaw alignment (overbite or underbite) problems associated with having too many teeth (crowding) and spacing issues (gaps), to name a few. Not only can these types of issues damage your self-confidence, they can damage your oral health.
Q – Why is it so important I see an orthodontist in Catonsville?
A – If you have issues with your bite, if your teeth are crowded or have gaps or if they are crooked, your regular dentist may refer you to an orthodontist, who specializes in treating those issues. Like anything else, you want the most expert advice regarding this aspect of your oral health.
Q- So my teeth are a little crooked. Is that so bad?
A – In addition to the confidence a well-aligned smile will give you, the fact is, your oral health can be compromised if you don’t do something about it. A misaligned bite can cause chronic pain and even make it more difficult to speak or chew. Crooked or crowded teeth make brushing, flossing and cleaning your teeth and gums more difficult and consequently, make you more likely to suffer gum disease, tooth decay or other oral health issues.
Q – I am not comfortable with metal braces. Is that my only option?
A – No. Your Catonsville dentist or orthodontist can probably explain a variety of options, including clear braces, you can think about and discuss.
Whatever your situation, the staff at Angel Dental Care can help you make the best decision for you. If you are seeking a qualified dentist in Catonsville, MD, consider contacting Angel Dental Care. For more information call (417) 747-0077.