'Malocclusion', which is caused by various causes such as heredity, tooth shape, size, bad habits and posture, refers to a condition in which the teeth of the upper and lower jaws are not aligned or do not mesh normally.
Malocclusion is present if there is a protruding jaw, a short chin, snaggleteeth, a protruding mouth etc. Not only does it look unsightly, but it is also difficult to eat and may cause problems with pronunciation. If you leave it untreated for a long period of time, it is advisable to receive timely treatment as it can adversely affect overall health due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, and poor chewing.
One of the representative treatments for malocclusion is 'orthodontic treatment'. Orthodontic treatment corrects misaligned teeth, and it can also create a more balanced face line by fixing the contours of the face.
However, since a relatively long treatment period is required, it is important to have a thorough diagnosis and a thorough plan by an experienced doctor. In addition, each individual's condition is different and treatment needs to be changed accordingly, so when choosing a dentist, it is helpful to check whether the dentist can take responsibility for the treatment and to what extent the equipment is equipped.
Unlike general treatments that end in a short period of time, long-term planning and thorough management are needed, said Kim Jung-moon, CEO of Lime Tree Dental Clinic. "If you are considering orthodontic treatment, it is better to check the doctor's experience and responsibility first."
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