When people hear the word "orthodontics", they usually correlate this term with just braces. However, orthodontics is much more than braces. Orthodontics also encompasses the position of your teeth, what caused the misalignment, and what is needed to ensure your bite is completely functional. Moreover, many people are misinformed about why this type of dental procedure is needed. Misaligned teeth can lead to a variety of oral health problems. A malocclusion or misalignment of teeth can have a drastic effect on the appearance of your face, cause increased biting of the cheeks and tongue, often causing discomfort while chewing or biting. Additionally, if you suffer from malocclusion the issues that stem from this can lead to speech impediments such as lisping or even worse, mouth breathing.
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