Why is Orthodontics necessary?
The primary goal of orthodontics is to improve the appearance and function of misaligned or crooked teeth. Sometimes, problems that affect the normal development of teeth run in families. This suggests that there may be certain genes that you inherit from your parents which disrupt the development of your teeth and jaw. Genes are units of genetic material that control how your body and characteristics develop.
In many cases, developmental problems with a person’s teeth and jaw occur for no apparent reason. However, a person’s teeth and jaw can sometimes be damaged in an accident, such as a fall, or as a result of activities, such as thumb sucking, that persist well into childhood. In children, crooked or abnormally arranged teeth are not usually an immediate health problem. However, these types of abnormalities may affect the later development of the child’s teeth, mouth and jaw. In severe cases, such abnormal developments can affect a child’s physical appearance as they grow older.