COMMON ORTHODONTIC CONDITIONS
We want every one of our patients to leave our practices with a smile on their face. That is why we keep up-to-date with the latest in orthodontic technology and can help in every issue you are facing.
We all want healthy teeth and gums for a winning smile, fresh breath, and a boost in our confidence level. At ValleyView Orthodontics, we are able to offer a full range of cutting-edge orthodontic solutions.
Grinding most often occurs while you sleep but can also happen while you are awake. It can damage your teeth, cause you to develop jaw pain, and might even lead to headaches and earaches. Some persons suffer from bruxism when they have a sleep disorder, are stressed, or are dealing with anxiety. Treating these underlying issues could help to ease or stop your grinding. We can give you a custom-made mouth guard to use at night. It will help to minimize the grinding and offer some protection to your teeth. It will also help to correct bite issues.
Enamel erosion is a condition that develops very slowly and leaves teeth both discolored and rounded-looking. Its primary cause is consuming plenty of sugary and acidic foods such as soda and sweets over a long period of time. Enamel erosion leads to teeth that are very sensitive, weaker, and more susceptible to cracks, chips, and cupping. The lost enamel cannot be restored on teeth that have suffered enamel erosion. However, you can greatly reduce any further enamel erosion by cutting back on sugary and acidic foods. Using toothbrushes with softer bristles helps, too. You can also greatly improve the appearance of your teeth with dental veneers.
Root infection can lead to damaged tissues and nerves of the tooth, and eventually to the development of abscesses. A chronic (long-lasting and persistent) throbbing toothache is one sure sign of root infection. Both chewing and biting will be painful and the part of your mouth where the infection is will be very sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks
A root infection is treated by a root canal. And, although many of us cringe in fear at the thought of having a root canal performed, the procedure is actually very safe with minimal pain since we use anesthetic while performing root canals.
Cracked or broken teeth are most often caused by: Injury, chewing hard foods, mouth piercings or grinding of teeth while you sleep.
A cracked or broken tooth can cause you a lot of pain, depending on the extent of the damage. Regardless of how bad you think the crack or chip is, you should have it examined and treated by an orthodontist as soon as possible. Options for fixing this dental problem include a veneer, crown, or the use of tooth-colored filling.
Dental crowding is a common orthodontic problem that can negatively impact your health, confidence, and smile. It is characterized by misalignment of teeth or the abnormal contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Dental crowding can be mild, moderate, or severe—depending on the size of your jaw and the number of teeth you have
Crossbites can be caused by either tooth position, jaw position, or a combination of both. They can occur in the front teeth (called an anterior crossbite or underbite) or in the back teeth (called a posterior crossbite).
It is the line between the two center teeth in the top of your mouth and the two center teeth in the bottom, one on top of the other when you bite down. This shift can change our bite, potentially leading to serious dental complications in the future.
Abnormal eruption is considered a disturbance in the development of the tooth, causing the tooth to erupt out of its normal position. With the eruption pathway altered, it should be fixed right away. Otherwise, it can create problems for your adjacent teeth.
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