FAQs About Orthodontics

Orthodontics Plano, TX

Looking for information on orthodontics? If you are currently experiencing any type of dental or facial irregularity, your next step is finding an orthodontist who can help you. An orthodontist is a dental professional who has undergone additional training in order to learn how to address these dental irregularities. They fully understand what treatment options should be used for any particular dental patient, as their goal is to fix any irregularity problems their patients are suffering from.

Why teeth straightening is so important

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, a beautiful smile is the outward sign of successful orthodontic treatment. While the end result of orthodontic treatment does give patients a beautiful smile, an orthodontist's goal is to correct any dental issues someone has that get in the way of their ability to talk and chew properly.

Orthodontics is a solution that not only fixes dental problems, but it also fixes them while keeping a patient's aesthetics in mind.

Frequently asked questions about orthodontics

The following is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions dental patients have on the topic of orthodontics.

What are some of the more common orthodontic problems treated?

A shortlist of the most common orthodontic problems orthodontists are treating in their patients includes underbites, overbites, crossbites, open bites, crowding problems, spacing problems and impacted wisdom teeth.

What are some of the signs that orthodontic treatment is necessary?

Signs that may indicate a dental patient is in need of orthodontic treatment include their experiencing difficulty when chewing or biting down, their hearing a popping or clicking sound when they open their mouth wide, signs of excessive wear on certain teeth and having large spaces in between the teeth.

Is there a certain age when orthodontic treatment should begin?

While an orthodontist can provide orthodontic treatment to a patient of any age, current recommendations state that everyone should be seen by an experienced orthodontist by the time they are seven or eight years of age. By this time, an orthodontist can determine whether or not they are likely to experience any orthodontic problems.

Does getting and wearing braces hurt?

No, getting new braces and wearing them does not hurt. If anything, there are some patients who will experience some discomfort and/or soreness as their teeth are slowly moving into their correct positions. This tends to occur when they first wear their new braces and for a couple of days after each periodic adjustment.

Need to make an appointment?

Now that you understand more about orthodontics, do you need to make a consultation appointment? If you are currently suffering from any dental or facial irregularities, the sooner you find out what your options are for correcting your irregularities, the sooner you can once again have a healthy mouth. The more you understand about all things dental-related, the better. We invite you to contact our office today for a consultation.

Request an appointment here: https://planodentist.net or call James M. Adkins, DDS at (972) 638-5850 for an appointment in our Plano office.

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