From the moment your child's first tooth comes in, the journey to a healthy, beautiful smile begins. It is generally recommended that a child should get an orthodontic consultation at about the age of seven.
At this age, early detection of problems related to crowding/spacing of teeth and jaw development can help an orthodontist to use preventive and interceptive measures to correct such situations or advice a parent about future orthodontic treatment.
There are various reasons as to why a person needs an orthodontic treatment.
The primary complaint of most of the patients is that they don't like their smile i.e. facial aesthetics.
The secondary complaint is function I.e teeth are unable to bite properly.
Reasons for lack of function includes:-
Misaligned teeth and an incorrect bite may affect more than just the appearance of your smile. The following conditions may potentially be corrected by orthodontics:
Patients experiencing any of the above symptoms should contact their dentist to determine the cause of their condition. Aesthetics do, however, play an important role when it comes to deciding if braces are right for you.