Most people mistakenly believe that visiting an orthodontist is just for aesthetic purposes. However, crooked, misaligned and crowded teeth, as well as irregular bites, can cause serious dental complications, if left untreated.
There are many reasons why people’s teeth grow crooked, and it can result in bite problems and uneven wear over time. Other problems associated with misaligned teeth include headaches, jaw pain, and difficulty in brushing the teeth, potentially leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we understand that misaligned teeth can put your oral health at risk, therefore we recommend visiting our Harley Street orthodontist for a thorough examination of your teeth and bite. Here are some reasons why visiting an orthodontist in Harley Street can be beneficial for both children and adults.
Avoid irregular sleep and sleep apnoea
Sleep apnoea is a medical condition which derives from recurrent interruption of sleep at night. The problems usually stem from breathing problems related to the patient’s jaw development. Adults and children suffering from sleep apnoea hardly get enough oxygen to breathe normally, therefore cannot sleep properly at night.
Additionally, the condition can also cause diabetes, depression or heart disease in adults. In children, a common cause of sleep apnoea is an underdeveloped lower jaw. Luckily, sleep apnoea can be treated by your orthodontist at Harley Street who will perform a jaw operation to correct the problem if needed.
Restore your smile with orthodontic treatment
While your child is growing up, getting braces can necessary to guarantee healthy development of the jaw. Crooked teeth and misaligned jaws can be prevented with orthodontic treatment at a young age, however, if such problems are ignored, they could lead to serious and costly oral health implications.
Not only children are in need of teeth straightening. An increasing number of adults, who either had braces as children and relapsed, or never had orthodontic treatment as children, are looking into teeth straightening options. Adults are less likely to prefer traditional braces due to aesthetic concerns. Luckily, at Harley Street Dental Clinic, we offer a number of discreet orthodontic treatments for adults to achieve beautiful, straight teeth without everyone knowing.