There can be a few tell-tale signs indicating that you may need orthodontic treatment. One of the more obvious indications is crooked teeth. However, there are many indicators that are not so apparent. The following signs are those that may show it’s time to see an orthodontist:
- Crooked teeth or a noticeable gap
- Having trouble sleeping at night (sleep aponea)
- Jaw pain
- Difficulty chewing and eating
- Tooth decay or gum disease
- Speech impediments
The above signs are those which can be potentially helped with orthodontic treatment and therefore it’s important to visit an orthodontist to decide the most suitable course of action. You may also find that you can benefit from orthodontic treatment if you are letting your teeth take over your life, for example, not smiling because you feel your teeth embarrass you.
The best way to determine whether you need orthodontic treatment is to visit an orthodontist. If you have any questions about whether you need treatment contact Norwest Orthodontics on 9672 6113.