When your upper and lower teeth don’t meet comfortably, it’s because of a misaligned jaw. This can be due to either and overbite or an underbite, which is when your upper or lower teeth protrude more than the rest of your bite, causing a variety of problems. The effects of jaw misalignment can interfere with eating, breathing, and speed. It can consistently cause discomfort and pain if it is severe. The long term results are not only just physical, but can also cause devastating emotion effects. Since it affects your appearance, it can cause you to feel self-conscious and change the way that you act. That’s why it’s important to get the help that you need in order to realign your jaw until it can function normally, without pain or discomfort.
Orthodontics is a specialty field of dentistry that focuses on malpositioned teeth and jaws. It is concerned with the treatment of improper bites and crooked teeth. This treatment can reposition teeth back to their proper places, restoring functionality and appearance. Treatment plans can consist of the usage of braces or clear aligners like Invisalign in order to reposition teeth. Orthodontists will focus on reconstructing the entire fact rather than only teeth. For those with more serious cases of misalignment, headgear braces or jaw surgery might be required in order to correct the problem.
Sidney Harbour Dental Centre is located on Vancouver Island, by the Victoria International Airport.