Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusions (irregularities of the bite, alignment of the teeth, and relationships of the jaw). Diagnosis of orthodontic issues and treatment of any related problems is typically provided by a dental or oral health care provider who has the education, experience, and expertise to identify and correct issues with tooth and jaw alignment.
In our work and school environments, there are numerous benefits to having straight teeth and proper bite alignment. There is an aesthetic component to straight teeth, as well as a number of oral health benefits to be gained. Periodontal disease is more extensive in patients with crooked and crowded teeth, due to the fact that improperly-aligned teeth are difficult to clean and maintain. Untreated, some cases of periodontal disease may also result in bleeding gums, loose teeth, and even tooth loss.
There are also some whole-body benefits to orthodontics not confined to correcting crooked teeth and providing good oral health. The scientific community has recently highlighted many systemic health benefits that may be directly-related to improperly-aligned teeth and the resulting tissue diseases. In short, straight teeth and a proper bite lead to good oral hygiene habits that also result in good overall health.
At Dental Devotion, Dr.’s Movaghari and Urteaga knows that advancements in the dental industry have brought about a number of exciting and dramatic changes to orthodontic treatment and patient care. Patients who are expecting a course of orthodontic treatment – metal braces, Invisalign braces, ceramic braces, retainers, and other orthodontic devices – have a number of choices available to them.
If you or one of your family members would benefit from orthodontic treatment, and you are located in the Oak Hill, Reston, Herndon, or Chantilly area, -call us today for an appointment!