Everyone is different when it comes to teeth, as everybody’s teeth present their own quirks and issues. Thankfully, along with dentists who look after the cleanliness and cavities of one’s teeth, there are the orthodonticss who look after the alignment of the teeth and jaw. It’s orthodonticss who put on braces and retainers in an effort to give you a perfect smile. But how do you know when it’s time to start orthodontics? This blog post will answer that question, and will give you an idea of when you should go and talk to your orthodontics about your teeth.
The Sooner the Better
The earlier one goes and sees their orthodontics about their jaw and teeth alignment, the better. As the Canadian and American Association of Orthodontics suggests, a child should see an orthodontics for an inspection by the age of seven. By seeing a specialist at a young age, orthodonticss can detect problems such as jaw growth, bite issues, and crowding teeth in their early stages. Not only could detecting problems early save you money, but it could also prevent oral health problems that could get worse if not addressed.
When You Have a Question About Your Alignment
While seeing an orthodontics at a young age is the best practice, it’s also good practice to see your orthodontics if you have any questions regarding your alignment or your bite. If you have difficulty chewing, or you notice your teeth may not be aligned properly and are crowding each other, you should visit your orthodontics for a professional’s input. In many cases these issues could get worse if not addressed, and orthodonticss have the skill set and the tools to determine what may be the issue.
Is It Too Late to Get Orthodontics?
This is a common question among adults, as most of the time it’s kids that we see with braces and retainers. But as the American Association of Orthodontics notes, one in every five orthodontic patients are adults. It’s not too late to see an orthodontics, no matter what stage in life you are in, but the same rule still applies: the sooner the better. Plus, with clear liners and translucent brackets, wearing braces at an older age is becoming less of a burden, and will help you get that smile you’ve always wanted, while also improving your oral health.
Signs You May Need Orthodontics
When you feel any pain or discomfort with your teeth, it may be time to see a dentist or orthodontics. Here are some signs that it may be time to visit an orthodontics:
- Difficulty biting, chewing, or speaking
- Teeth clearly misplaced, protruding, or crowding
- Constant need to grind teeth
- Jaw moves awkwardly or makes noises
- Constantly biting cheeks
- Overbite or underbite present – teeth do not properly line up
If you have any questions or would to book your orthodontic assessment, please contact our team today!