Just as important as preventative dental treatment, however, is corrective orthodontic treatment – and orthodontics involves much more than a purely cosmetic undertaking.
Did you know...
Orthodontics was the first specialty to arise in the field of dentistry and there is evidence that people even used a version of this more than 2000 ago; ancient mummified remains have been found with metal bands wrapped around individual teeth.
What does orthodontics involve?
Orthodontic treatment involves the correction of misaligned jaws and crooked teeth, and not only ultimately results in a beautiful smile, but also maximizes your overall health and well-being. Misalignment of the bite and teeth, while not a disease in itself, can regardless lead to an array of health problems that over time become chronic and can impact much further throughout the body than just within the mouth.
As well as correcting dental displacement, orthodontics can also be employed to control and modify the growth of the facial bones in order to manage craniofacial abnormalities that may be present from birth or acquired through accident or misadventure.