Good dental health is a combination of proper daily maintenance along with regular visits to your dental care professional. Kami Hoss thinks a combined effort between you and your dental health professional can prevent dental problems from diminishing your quality of life and causing potential medical complications.
Crooked, diseased or missing teeth can interfere with your speech; give you problems with chewing food and lead to expensive corrective procedures.
Dental problems such as cavities may not have any warning signs until it’s too late. This is why regular visits to your dentists are especially crucial. Your dentist will find it easier to deal with tooth decay at an early stage before it gets to an advanced level.
Poor oral health can also lead to gum disease, which can be mild in the initial stages but lead to more severe problems if left untreated. Periodontal or gum disease may cause infections, loss of teeth and other complications. Research has linked periodontal disease to other health problems such as heart complications, respiratory issues and strokes.
Your dentist can help you decide the best ways to address dental problems for optimum oral health. Thanks to developments in dental practice, braces can help people of all ages correct their teeth and jaws. They have a wide range of benefits but also have their own drawbacks.
Pros and Cons of dental braces
In addition to helping to improve your appearance, braces improve speech problems, chewing and digestion of food.
Patients also cite a boost in overall confidence, which can lead to an improvement in personal and social life.
Braces can also improve health, especially in cases where teeth issues such as overlapping teeth lead to difficulties maintaining proper dental hygiene.
They are very effective in the repositioning of protruding jaws and aligned teeth in both children and adults.
Braces also help to strengthen the gums and ensure they hold the teeth firmly in position.
While most comprehensive orthodontic treatments will last about two years, it can be hard to tell when braces need to be removed. The orthodontist can only give an estimate, but several factors may vary, such as how fast the patient’s teeth move, changing the estimated length of treatment.
Patients with braces need to exercise excellent oral hygiene. Improper care, which is often a result of discomfort from the braces, can be devastating to the health and appearance of the teeth. Cavities and white marks can easily form on the teeth and need to be removed quickly before they result in tooth decay.
While the risks of having braces may lead to serious problems if they occur, the probability of occurrence is usually low. With regular visits to the dentist and proper oral health practices, getting braces can be extremely beneficial to any patient.
Dr. Kami Hoss, together with his wife and business partner, founded the Super Dentists, building it over the years to become a renowned pediatric and orthodontic practice. His business acumen and commitment to providing value have propelled Super Dentists from a small practice to a large establishment with more than 120 employees.