Orthodontists Are Ideal for More than Braces

Your Castro Valley orthodontist is the go-to dental practitioner for the proper application of cosmetic and dental braces. More than a straighter and much brighter smile, though, there are plenty of reasons why you should go and visit an orthodontist. Here are the reasons to make an ortho appointment today:

Prevention and/or screening. Between the ages of 6 to 12, much of our primary teeth will be replaced by permanent ones. During this process, it’s important to have the growth of our jaws and eruption of the teeth monitored so that any necessary measures can be taken.

Teeth crowding. Teeth crowding is where the teeth are clustered together because there’s not enough space, making dental hygiene difficult. Having this checked early helps prevent the onset of oral complications.

Abnormal biting pattern. There are three types of abnormal biting patterns. The first is the deep bite, where there is an excessive vertical overlap between your upper and lower teeth. If there’s no overlap, then it’s called an open bite. If the overlap is your lower teeth over the upper teeth, then it’s called a cross bite.

Preventive orthodontics. This is a part of orthodontists that deals with parafunctional habits such as thumb sucking, as well as tongue thrusting. It may also include grinding of teeth at night, or bruxism. Such habits can lead to problems to your teeth, especially if it occurs over a long period of time. An orthodontist can help you control and eventually, break away from such destructive habits.

Contact Creative Dimensions Dentistry in Castro Valley, CA at 510-881-8010 to schedule an appointment for a checkup today. 

Creative Dimensions Dentistry proudly serves Castro Valley, San Leandro, Hayward, Oakland, Fremont, Russell City and all surrounding areas.

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