Orthodontist in Corfu
Reasons for orthodontic treatment
The main reason for seeking orthodontic treatment is the aesthetic improvement of the teeth and the face; however, there are other equally important goals for seeking orthodontic treatment, the value of which are often overlooked and usually realised later.
Crooked teeth often collect food, plaque and tartar. They are difficult to clean and, therefore,are more likely to decay more easily. Poor tooth cleaning can result ingum disease that can lead to tooth loss. Misalignment of the upper and lower teeth can create problems in the joints of the lower jaw,creating tenderness in the muscles of the area, headaches, abnormal abrasion of the teeth, etc.
MAINTENANCE OF GENERAL HEALTH
Misalignment of the teeth and the jaws can result in poor chewing of food, which can create problems in the digestive system and may affect general health.
CORRECTION OF SPEECH PROBLEMS
In some cases, speech problems which occur in children who have habits, such as thumb sucking, are corrected with orthodontics.
Improving the aesthetics of the face and teeth increases self-confidence.