Decatur Family DentistryOrthodontics

While their teeth and jaws are not as easily manipulated as children’s, adults derive tremendous benefits from orthodontic treatment.
Common problems with adults that may be corrected by orthodontia include tooth loss and degradation of the structures (jaw bones) that support the teeth. Adult tooth problems are generally far more complex, and an orthodontic appliance may be only one facet of an overall care plan involving such other specialists as an endodontist, periodontist, cosmetic dentist or oral surgeon.
Here’s a brief look at why adult orthodontic treatment are different:
● Jaw growth problems in adulthood often do not respond well to orthodontic appliance solutions alone. In many cases, jaw surgery – to lengthen or shorten a jaw or shift teeth – may be required to fully correct the problem.● Teeth that have become worn down, chipped/cracked or have fallen out are typically not problems seen in children. These kinds of problems involve orthodontic treatments that may entail appliances such as braces, as well as treatments from other dental specialists.● Adults are far more likely to experience gum loss or bone loss from gum disease.

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Night Guards

Night guards for teeth are also known as dental guards, mouth guards, nocturnal bite plates, or bite splints. They work by putting a barrier between your teeth. When you clench your jaw, the night guard for teeth helps to lighten the tension and give cushion to the muscles in the jaw. In addition, night guards can help to prevent teeth grinding and clenching, which can damage the tooth enamel and lead to other problems such as headaches.
Night guards are custom-made to fit your mouth, and can be an effective way to protect your teeth and reduce stress on your jaw muscles. Talk to your dentist

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