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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Orthodontic Treatments

Visiting with your family dentist can mitigate the variety of issues people experience from misaligned teeth. Orthodontic procedures and treatments can remedy this problem by moving the teeth into the correct location ensuring the patient's bite is working properly. In some instances, malocclusions stem from unavoidable issues such as cleft lip or palate, tumors in the mouth or jaw, or abnormally shaped teeth. Other problems can also be the result of childhood habits such as thumb sucking or poor dental care.

The dentists at Park Slope Dental Arts are highly skilled in providing dental treatments to alleviate misaligned teeth. With a variety of orthodontic options, working closely with your family dentist can provide patients with a path to relief. Having these issues looked at and corrected early is the best defense against further damage.

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