One of the most common reasons that individuals seek orthodontic treatment is because they want to correct their smile, typically because their teeth are misaligned. However, it's important to keep in mind that a crooked smile may not only result in a drop in your confidence, but could also have an impact on everything from how you eat food to the way you speak.
Malocclusions, also known as "bad bites," can lead to severe wear and tear on your teeth. Experienced New York City orthodontists like Dr. Tanya Vaysman may notice that both the surface of your teeth and the enamel are damaged. This could cause dental problems, such as gingivitis, tooth loss and even issues digesting your food.
Many people don't know that malocclusions can also result in headaches. In order to prevent your jaw from causing stress on the muscles in your head and neck, your teeth have to be aligned correctly. When they aren't, people usually experience pain and soreness. The discomfort subsides once you've completed your treatment.
Lastly, consider the fact that crooked teeth make it difficult to talk properly. You'll notice that sometimes, people with malocclusions have lisps. This speech impediment is often improved once your braces have been removed.
With the wide array of treatment options that available, which include clear braces, Invisalign and lingual braces, you have plenty of choices for correcting your bite that fit within your budget and your lifestyle. In the event you have not done so already, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Vaysman of Upper Eastside Orthodontists. As an award-winning orthodontist, she can evaluate what form of orthodontia is right for you. To fill out an appointment request, click here or call 1-888-378-2976 for more information.