There are several reasons why individuals have teeth that is not aligned properly. Common causes for malocclusion are early loss of milk tooth, a jaw that is too small to accommodate erupting teeth or deleterious oral habits, etc. Crooked teeth can interfere with proper chewing, make keeping teeth clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth, make people feel self-conscious about their appearance and affect their self-esteem. Dental Braces are fixed to the teeth and can be used to perform simple tooth movements. Orthodontic treatment usually takes between 6 months to 3 years based on the complexity of treatment that you need. It requires monthly checkups during this period to adjust the appliances that you are wearing and also to monitor your progress. Muscle trainers, jaw growth enhancement, minor tooth correction can be performed using removable appliances that should be worn 12 o 24 hours a day. Functional appliances are slightly more complex than simple removable appliances and use the power of your muscles and growth to produce changes in your jaw and teeth.
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