Malocclusion is the medical term used when describing the problem of misaligned jaws that causes bad bite. Malocclusion or bad bite refers to the problem when both jaws do not meet harmoniously as they should. The upper and lower jaws arenâ€™t meant to meet perfectly together but have to meet in a way that refrains from putting excessive pressure on either one. Interceptive Orthodontics looks into preventing Malocclusion while itâ€™s still developing to help the patient avoid complex treatment in the future.
Leaving a Malocclusion to develop may cause other difficulties with biting, chewing, smiling and will also negatively affect your appearance. Malocclusion in most cases starts in teens, but the problem itself begins much earlier. During this time in many instances bad lifestyle habits, disproportionate teeth, small jaws, or teeth grinding can shift teeth forwards or backwards. Orthodontics is a form of preventive dentistry which looks at reversing or holding the teeth in place to avoid implications later.
A problematic malocclusion jaw will progress with age as the jaws still develop until the age of 30. Interceptive Orthodontics is done on children between the ages of 7 and 10 when teeth are already presenting the wrong angle. Your family dentist in Dubai will use secondary treatments to ensure that a Malocclusion is stopped before it even starts.
Interceptive orthodontic procedures involve:
There are many benefits for Interceptive Orthodontics:
Sky Clinic Dental Center JLT, offers safe and comprehensive dental treatments including general, preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.