When To See An Orthodontist

People in Park City, Utah love to smile  but even some of the  happiest people refuse to show off their smile.  Your teeth play an important role in your self confidence, in your speech and overall health. Crooked teeth can not only make you feel embarrassed, but they can also interfere with your bite. If your bite is off it could cause headaches, and ultimately damage your jaw, not to mention, crooked teeth a hard to keep clean because your toothbrush can not adequately reach all the surfaces of crooked teeth. Bacteria that lives in the mouth will build in the areas uncleaned in the formation of plaque. This plaque is a “safe” place for bacteria and if not removed can cause tooth decay and inflammation. Inflammation in the mouth is directly associated with other inflammatory diseases such as; heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and has even been linked to pre-term birth.  It is never too late to get braces to ward off the hazards of crooked teeth.

Most children should see an orthodontist no later than the age of 7 per the American Academy of Orthodontist, even if there are no problems. That’s because the jaw is still developing and it’s best to catch issues early. Most children go into orthodontics when they are between 9 and 14 and typically can expect to be in treatment anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on their circumstance.

Dr. Carr and Orthodontic Specialists of Park City, offers a free consultation. It includes x-rays that give a full-mouth view, photographs and medical history. He also measures how wide  the patients mouth can open, whether it hurts or clicks when opening. He will also measure the protrusion (how far the teeth are jutting out) and crowding of the teeth. Dr. Carr offers an extensive, well informed exam- Call today for your free consultation. 435 615 8500

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