Overcoming Upper Teeth That Are More Advanced Than Lower Teeth Accompanied By Several Cavities?
Hello, my name is Rian I am 17 years old, I have problems with my front teeth which are very messy or can be called tonggos, although there are some broken or perforated teeth, but I have never felt pain in cavities and, many of my friends are advised me, to use stirrup / braces, but I do not want me to be afraid that my teeth will get worse after using braces, what should I do to get my teeth back to normal? Do I have to replace dentures? Please doctor want to answer questions I thank you
Hello, thanks for the question.
Normally, the human upper teeth are slightly in front of the lower teeth, but in some conditions, the teeth in the upper jaw are too advanced causing teeth to become bent or malocclusion. This malocclusion can affect the health of teeth and oral cavity, because it will interfere when chewing food, teeth become more susceptible to damage, can cause speech difficulties, and can affect appearance thereby reducing one's confidence. Malocclusion is often caused by the size of the jaw is too small or the size of the tooth is too large, can also be inherited from parents or family, and can also be triggered by several things such as the habit of using a pacifier when the baby is older than 3 years, often sucking fingers, the presence of teeth not grow, etc.
Regarding the treatment, you should consult your dentist first, especially if you cause dental health problems and oral cavity or you feel disturbed and want to improve it, usually the doctor recommends orthodentic treatment. The most frequent actions recommended by dentists can range from braces to surgical procedures to correct the position of the jaw (though rarely). Handling by replacing teeth with dentures is not recommended unless the existing teeth are completely damaged and cannot be maintained. Doctors further recommend the installation of braces, usually up to 1-2 years depending on the condition of the teeth, proper installation and maintenance of braces will improve the condition of teeth and will not worsen the condition of your teeth. Therefore, we recommend consulting a dentist regarding the condition. We recommend that you continue to do a healthy lifestyle, brush your teeth regularly after eating and before going to sleep, avoid foods or drinks that can damage teeth such as sweet and sticky foods, foods that are too hot or too cold, toothbrush with toothpaste containing fluoride, gargling with warm water , use dental floss or dental floss to clean teeth cracks, and eat foods that are healthy and nutritious.
Thus, hopefully it helps.