Know the Reasons For Treating Malocclusions
It is well known that severe malocclusions can lead to skeletal face disharmony. In such cases, orthodontists might need to even work with maxillofacial surgeons in order to correct the jaw and bring more harmony for the face. The good side about orthodontics is that it is never too late to correct your malocclusion so both children and adults can receive the orthodontic treatment.
However, it is important to start treating the malocclusion whenever it is diagnosed and sooner the better. These are some of the reasons:
- Risk for tooth decay. Having a malocclusion can lead to more decay than it would be usual. The constant wearing of certain teeth can lead to erosion and tooth decay. The main reason for this is the malocclusion.
- Oral hygiene. When teeth are overcrowded, it can be rather difficult to properly brush and clean your teeth and gums. Because of this, there is an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Having aligned teeth enables you to clean them more effectively.
- Risk of TMJ TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome can be caused by a malocclusion. Bruxism, headaches and facial pain all result from the excessive pressure to the temporomandibular joint. In these cases, orthodontic therapy will reduce or completelly eliminate the symptoms.
These are some of the main reasons. Your Santa Cruz orthodontist will plan the therapy according to your particular case.