Not all problems with your teeth can be solved by visiting your family dentist. There are some dental problems that require the work of a specialist. If you’re exhibiting certain signs of trouble when it comes to your teeth, these signs may point to the need for an orthodontist. When you need to see an orthodontist in Newton, Dr. Miller at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics can help! If you’re wondering whether or not you exhibit signs that could require the help of an orthodontist, keep reading!

When To See An Orthodontist

Crowding

When your teeth are too close together, the health of your mouth is actually at-risk. Overcrowding can lead to tooth decay, bad odor, gum disease, and bone loss around the teeth due to the inability to properly clean your teeth. When your teeth are overcrowded, it’s typically difficult for your toothbrush to reach every part of your teeth, and flossing can be extra difficult. Visiting an orthodontist can help you determine the best course of action for straightening your teeth.

Overbite

If you have an overbite, you may have experienced insecurities due to your upper teeth sticking out much further than your bottom teeth. If you have an excessive overbite, you are at-risk for health issues, such as a greater risk for trauma to your front teeth, complications or reduced longevity of dental work, including fillings, crowns, and veneers. An overbite can be corrected, and an experienced orthodontist will have solutions for you.

Other Abnormal Bites
Other bites that are abnormal and should be addressed can include, crossbite, underbite, and an openbite.

Stay tuned for our next blog, where we will further discuss the potential difficulties that can be linked to other abnormal bites that may be a sign that you should see an orthodontist. If you would like more information about our orthodontist in Newton at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics, you can learn more about Dr. Miller here. You can also call us to schedule an appointment today.