Misaligned, overlapped or advanced teeth can affect your appearance; affect occlusion (the way your teeth articulate) and make cleaning difficult. If the appearance or function of your teeth displeases you, orthodontic treatment may be the solution.
The goal of orthodontic treatment is to align the teeth to improve their appearance and function. It can also improve the aesthetics of the face and the functioning of the muscles of the jaw. The teeth can be brought to the desired position, with gentle pressure applied for several months or even years, using orthodontic housings or other types of equipment. Dr. Audette uses housing technology that maximizes results.
There are many factors that can change the size and position of your teeth and jaw. Misaligned teeth may be of "hereditary or familial" origin. The habit of thumb sucking, atypical swallowing and mouth breathing can influence the position of the teeth. When one or more teeth are lost, the remaining teeth may move and move.
The teeth in bad position cause problems of articulation. They can make it difficult to chew certain foods and cause premature wear of the teeth. They can even cause muscle tension and pain.
Misaligned or overlapped teeth are difficult to clean, which can promote tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth in the advanced position may chip or break easily.
It is therefore important to deal with these problems. In addition, misaligned, overlapping or advanced teeth can affect appearance and self-confidence, sometimes preventing the person from smiling.