Dental and jaw bone malpositions are commonly found in children and young adults and can, if not diagnosed and treated early, lead to lifelong problems like headaches, neck, and joint pain, all the way to a slipped disc.
Therefore, it is crucial to treat a malposition as soon as it is diagnosed! The rule of thumb here is, the earlier a diagnosis has been made, the less intense the medical treatment will be. Meanwhile minimizing the danger of chronic damage to the teeth, and especially to the mandibular joints.
In many cases it is important to treat certain symptoms: like changing the swallowing patterns of children in speech therapy, or treating headaches, neck and shoulder pains through physiotherapy.
Based on that, orthodontists not only focus on straightening out teeth, but moreover we are responsible for an integral dental health - today for a better tomorrow.
An orthodontic treatment is not increasing your life expectancy, but it is increasing your life quality!