Orthodontists specialize in treating malocclusions or misaligned teeth. Straight teeth and a proper bite are essential components of a healthy smile. Malocclusions are common orthodontic problems among adults. While they are most often caused by genetics and jaw development, thumb sucking or a traumatic injury can also cause these problems. At Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, orthodontic treatment has been proven effective in improving the appearance and function of crooked or crowded teeth and correcting overbites or underbites. Treatment can also help with speech impediments and eliminate TMJ pain.

The Benefits of Orthodontics Treatment

Better Oral Health

Having crooked or crowded teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss efficiently, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can help improve the appearance and health of the smile by aligning the teeth and improving oral hygiene.

A Healthier Bite

An improper bite can place excessive pressure on the jaw joints, leading to painful symptoms like headaches and TMJ disorder. Orthodontic treatment can help reduce these symptoms and prevent further damage to the jaw joints.

Speech Improvement

Misaligned teeth are more challenging to pronounce clearly, which can cause people to speak with difficulty. Orthodontic treatments can improve speech by making it easier for people to communicate clearly and chew their food correctly.

Protection for Surrounding Teeth

When the alignment is off, the surrounding teeth can be affected. Crowded teeth may shift and rotate, which places pressure on adjacent teeth and eventually causes them to become misaligned. Untreated orthodontic issues can lead to tooth loss in adults. 

Types of Orthodontic treatment

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are the most common orthodontic appliance used to straighten teeth. They are made up of metal brackets bonded to each tooth and connected with a wire that runs through the brackets. This wire applies pressure on your teeth, gradually shifting them into the proper position. Traditional braces are very effective. They work well for people of all ages and conditions. However, they require the patient to have a certain level of commitment to daily oral hygiene and maintenance to retain their effectiveness.

Clear Aligners

Patients looking for a less visible option often choose clear aligners such as Invisalign. These plastic trays are designed using 3-D technology to fit over the top and bottom teeth and gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment. Many patients appreciate this option because it offers the most discreet means of straightening teeth and requires little maintenance or oral upkeep. 

Orthodontic treatment can help children and adults by improving the smile's appearance and providing other benefits to oral health. Visit Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Montebello Los Angeles, CA 90022, or call (323) 728-0241 for the best dental care.



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