As a nation, we are beginning to reflect on our dental health more as the recent sugar-free food trend has gained momentum. Despite this, it was reported earlier this year that a child has a decayed tooth removed every ten minutes by the NHS while dentists have recorded high numbers of under 18s having multiple teeth removed. Clearly, there is still work to be done to encourage children to take care of their teeth. ..Show full article
Common Orthodontic Problems
Orthodontics can help solve a series of problems associated with imperfect positioning of the teeth. These problems can be more than a matter of aesthetics, as they can result in difficulties chewing food and maintaining good oral hygiene, and can expose your teeth to potential damage. Below is a list of some of the most common orthodontic problems seen in patients.
Crowding occurs when your teeth are pushed together and appear not to have enough space in your jaw. As a result, the teeth overlap, which impacts negatively the aesthetics of your smile. In addition, the overlapping of teeth can make it more difficult to clean them. Crowding is one of the most frequent orthodontic problems we observe.
Spaced teeth occur when your teeth are separated by visible big gaps. This can be unattractive, but also result in food getting stuck between your teeth, resulting in poor oral hygiene.
Protrusion occurs when a patient’s teeth point outwards. This can expose them to more risk of getting damaged by an impact, and can be unattractive.