Is it Time to See an Orthodontist?


 Is it Time to See an Orthodontist?

Many people wait to seek orthodontic treatment for a number of reasons, the main one being that they’re simply unaware that orthodontic treatment is what they need. The team at My Orthodontist is here to offer guidance on when to see an orthodontist by highlighting a few common conditions and problems we treat that should get attention sooner rather than later!



The most common reasons to seek orthodontic treatment are related to bad bite types (often referred to as malocclusions). When left untreated these issues can cause a number of problems, from speech difficulties to increased chance of injury to the teeth and jaw joint. The common orthodontic bite issues are:


Crowding & Spacing

Crowding and spacing are other common issues that orthodontists treat. When your teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gums you can experience crowding, which has also been linked to periodontal problems and dental decay. Spacing, the opposite of crowding, is commonly caused by excessive jaw room for the size of erupting teeth. Crowding and spacing are the most common reasons to invest in braces or Invisalign for children, teens, and adults.



In addition to the conditions above, there are a number of additional reasons to seek orthodontic treatment. Make sure to schedule your appointment with us if you are experiencing:


Contact My Orthodontist

If you are still unsure if your oral/dental condition warrants orthodontic treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact My Orthodontist today in one of our nine state-of-the-art offices. We would love to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your orthodontic treatment needs.  

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