Orthodontic problems that are left untreated can lead to more serious medical complications and orthodontic treatment costs in the future. Two such orthodontic problems that have this potential are impacted or missing teeth.
If you have any impacted or missing teeth and would like to receive treatment for them, we can help. Brace Central is dedicated to providing our patients with high-quality orthodontic care. We’re led by the award-winning orthodontist Dr. Ingberman, so you can feel confident knowing that when you’re with us, you’re receiving the best care you can get. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment.
Impacted teeth occur when your teeth do not grow into your mouth in proper positioning. Impacted teeth are usually caused by an improperly placed tooth bud, an early loss of primary teeth, or the crowding of teeth. While wisdom teeth are the teeth most commonly affected, canine and premolars can also become impacted.
If left untreated, impacted teeth can:
- Affect the alignment of your teeth
- Damage the root structure of nearby teeth
- Form spaces between teeth
- Interfere with the sinus cavity
Because these possible consequences are so severe, it’s important to have any teeth that are impacted treated as soon as possible.
Losing teeth is part of the natural human process of development. But when permanent teeth are lost or simply never grow in, you’re presented with what could end up being a serious problem. Missing teeth can be caused by either trauma or a lack of development. While a missing tooth might not immediately cause any orthodontic problems, it can lead to them if left untreated.
Some orthodontic complications that can be caused by missing teeth include:
- Asymmetrical alignment
- Improper functioning
- Wear down the teeth prematurely
- A less aesthetically appealing smile
Because the possibility of consequences is likely, it’s important to have your missing tooth treated sooner rather than later.
Located in Brooklyn, Brace Central has a commitment to providing our patients with high quality orthodontic care. Our head orthodontist Dr. Ingberman has committed her life to the field of orthodontics and has extensive experience dealing with a broad range of orthodontic problems.
If you or your child have impacted or missing teeth, it’s important that you take care of the problem sooner rather than later. Contact us today to find out more information about our practice or to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!