In the spirit of world health day, we will be focusing on orthodontics and healthy teeth. Oral health is a facet of the many-component health wheel that spins and spins. Taking care of your oral hygiene can help to mitigate and stifle serious complications ranging from heart disease to strokes to mind-bending pain. Understanding how your oral health affects your overall well-being is important in living a healthy life. 

The human mouth is made up of a set of upper and lower teeth which are so arranged as to form a bite. The teeth of the upper and lower jaw ideally should fit neatly together; like a uniform clasp. However, that’s not the case in the majority of human teeth, and due to something termed ‘malocclusions’ the teeth do not ideally close together for many people. These malocclusions could include Overbite (the top jaw is further forward than normal), under-bite (the bottom jaw is further forward than normal), crowded teeth (not enough space for the teeth to sit side by side), and so on. These malocclusions could cause a range of problems. For one thing, teeth that are very close together or crowded can be harder to properly clean. This translates into plaque accumulation and this build-up of plaque can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Also, if a tooth doesn’t meet with its partner on the opposite jaw properly, it may dig into the gums and cause serious damage and discomfort. Another very serious problems that could result from improper teeth alignment is wear and tear caused by chewing. The use of orthodontic appliances such as braces, aligners and so on could prove very useful in the correction of many malocclusion.  

Orthodontic treatment for misaligned teeth is very important for the overall well-being of individuals. If you feel the need to have your teeth checked for alignment, visit your nearest orthodontists, and BRACE yourself for the start of wonderful health. To book an appointment, visit: