Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your crooked teeth? Do you find yourself hiding your smile in photos or avoiding social situations altogether? The good news is, there’s a solution! Braces are not just for aesthetics; they can also correct abnormal tooth eruption and improve overall oral health. In this blog post, we’ll explore how braces work to straighten out those pesky misaligned teeth and give you the confidence to show off your sparkling smile.
What is Abnormal Tooth Eruption?
Tooth eruption is the process by which teeth break through the gum line and enter the mouth. Abnormal tooth eruption is when teeth erupt in an atypical pattern or order. This can cause problems with the bite, as well as esthetic concerns.
Causes of Abnormal Tooth Eruption
There are several causes of abnormal tooth eruption.
One common cause is premature loss of primary (baby) teeth. When this happens, the permanent teeth may come in too early, in the wrong order, or both.
Another common cause of abnormal tooth eruption is crowding of the teeth. This can happen when there isn’t enough room in the mouth for all of the teeth to come in normally.
Crowding can also be caused by extra teeth (supernumerary teeth).
Treatment for abnormal tooth eruption depends on the severity of the problem. In some cases, no treatment is necessary and the teeth will eventually erupt into their proper positions on their own. In other cases, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to move the teeth into their proper positions.
How do Braces Help Correct Abnormal Tooth Eruption?
While most children’s teeth come in straight, some may have teeth that erupt out of alignment. When this happens, it can cause a number of problems, including difficulty chewing and an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
Braces are one of the most common treatments for abnormal tooth eruption. By applying pressure to the teeth, braces gradually move them into the correct position. In most cases, braces are worn for one to two years.
While they may take some time to get used to, braces are generally effective in correcting abnormal tooth eruption. In addition to improving the appearance of your child’s smile, braces can also help reduce their risk for oral health problems in the future.
The Different Types of Braces Available
The type of braces that you and your orthodontist choose will depend on many factors, including the severity of your tooth eruption abnormality, your age, and your personal preference. The four most common types of braces are metal brackets, clear brackets, lingual braces, and Invisalign®.
i) Metal brackets are the most popular type of braces. They are made of high-grade stainless steel or titanium alloy and bonded with a special dental adhesive to your teeth.
ii) Clear brackets are made of ceramic or plastic and are less visible than metal brackets.
iii) Lingual braces are placed on the back side of your teeth so they are completely hidden from view.
iv) Invisalign® is a popular alternative to traditional braces that uses clear aligners to gradually straighten teeth over time.
Our Carmel orthodontist will help you choose the best type of braces for your individual needs.
Braces can be a great way to correct abnormal tooth eruption and restore your smile. When selecting the right braces for you, it is important to consult with an orthodontist who will assess your individual needs and provide tailored advice on what type of treatment would benefit you most. We hope this article has given you a better understanding of how braces work and why they are so effective at correcting abnormal tooth eruption. Now that you know more about braces, you should include them in your dental health plan.