Tooth & bite alignment
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Unfortunately, some of us feel self-conscious about our smile due to overcrowded teeth, crooked teeth, or a misaligned bite. Some of us even experience pain when eating, difficulty chewing or speaking, and grind our teeth. Fortunately, tooth alignment in Dubai can help. Keep reading to learn if an aligner is right for you.
How to tell your bite is misaligned?
Misaligned teeth come in many forms. You can have crooked teeth, an overbite, underbite or cross bite. Some people experience malocclusion, known colloquially as crowded teeth.
Some people can look at their teeth and tell they are aligned abnormally. During your initial consultation with one of our tooth alignment experts in Dubai, our dentist will seek less obvious signs of misaligned teeth such as:
- Abnormal appearance of the facial profile and symmetry
- Speech difficulties, such as a lisp
- Discomfort or difficulty when biting or chewing
Causes of misaligned teeth
A number of circumstances can cause misaligned teeth. If your child grinds his or her teeth or has difficulty chewing or speaking, he probably has misaligned teeth. If this occurs early in life, it is likely due to prolonged bottle feeding as an infant, excessive thumb sucking, or spending too much time with a pacifier in his mouth.
Other common causes of misaligned teeth include excessive mouth breathing, chewing or sucking on pens, sports injuries that affect the alignment of the jaw, impacted teeth, and gingivitis.
How are misaligned bites and crooked teeth treated?
Misaligned teeth used to be treated with braces. However, thanks to advances in the dental industry, a much more affordable, pain-free method is used today. After your initial consultation regarding tooth alignment in Dubai, you may discover that an aligner is right for you.
Whether or not an aligner is right for you partially depends on the cause of your misalignment. If you suffer from overcrowded teeth, you may need to increase bone dimension through an expanding technique or to have some of your teeth removed. Other options for treating misaligned teeth include crowns, bridges, and veneers.
What Tests Can I Expect?
There are several diagnostic tests dentists commonly run to identify misaligned teeth. These include taking photographs of your face, getting impressions of your teeth, and taking x-rays. The impressions of your teeth and x-rays will not only diagnosed misaligned teeth, but also help your dentist determine which treatment method is right for you. Often, which treatment method is right for you depends on the severity of your misaligned teeth.
Types and benefits of braces and aligners in Orthodontics
Depending on your personalized treatment plan, our professional dentist will ideate the least-invasive orthodontic option:
- Fixed: metal, ceramic and lingual braces.
- Removable: clear aligner and retainers.
There are a number of benefits to using clear aligners to treat misaligned or overcrowded teeth. This treatment method is virtually invisible which helps many people with their self-confidence. While lingual braces, which are put on the back of your teeth, are also not visible, they are harder to keep clean than traditional braces and much harder to clean than aligners. Since aligners can be removed, brushing and flossing your teeth is simple.
Another major benefit of aligners to achieve tooth alignment in Dubai is they require far fewer follow-up orthodontic appointments. This saves you significant time and money. Furthermore, if you choose an aligner to achieve your dream of straight teeth, you will have far more food choices, such as hard and sticky food, than you would if you chose braces. Aligners offer advanced technology in orthodontic treatment that provides you with an excellent chance for your future success.
Schedule your initial consultation today
If you lack confidence in your smile due to misaligned teeth, fill out the form below to contact our friendly professionals today to schedule your initial consultation. Our expert Orthodontists will help you determine if an aligner in Dubai is right for you, and, if not, what else we can do to help.