Contrary to popular belief that bite correction is only possible in adolescence, today’s dentists have been successfully using modern orthodontic methods to treat adult patients and correct their sets of teeth.
Unfortunately, one more common belief (that is definitely wrong) is that the only reason to go to a dentist is an acute toothache, and by no means such “small stuff” as a malocclusion (teeth irregular location). Moreover, such jaw and tooth anomalies can provoke numerous health problems, such as:
- teeth untimely abrasion caused by unbalanced load distribution on particular teeth,
- diction and articulation problems,
- orthopedic constructions breaking,
- aesthetic problems, such as wrinkles and skin folds.
As a rule, a regular patient can’t diagnose himself precisely, that’s why it’s extremely important to immediately address a qualified dentist in case of any suspicions on malocclusion. Moreover, it should be done even in case there are no visible orthodontic problems.