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February 4, 2013



Orthodontics is use to correct teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean and at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.


Symptoms when people need orthodontics treatment:


1 Sometimes called “buck teeth” — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth


2If lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back


3When the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally


4Space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together


5Gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not “fill up” the mouth


6When there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate



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