Why Medical Orthodontics?

Ten reasons why medical orthodontics is much more complete than traditional orthodontics

Orthodontics is a unique specialty within Dentistry, as it goes deep into the study of the head and its structures. However, the scope of traditional orthodontics is generally limited to the treatment of cosmetic problems. Despite the fact that a smile makeover can improve appearance and self-esteem, it typically does not take the balance of the bite into consideration.

Medical orthodontics combines the correction of the bite and the smile.

As tempting as it might seem to get only front teeth straightened for a short-term cosmetic solution, the bite is the most important element for oral and general health. Sadly, many patients choose this quicker approach, not knowing that it can cause serious problems in the future.

The reason why a balanced bite is the foundation for Medical Orthodontics is that it can lead to a long list of problems:

BAD BITE – Oral health problems

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease, gum recession
  • Bad breath
  • Problems in the jaw joint
  • Stress in the jaw muscles
  • Tori development
  • Bone loss, loose teeth
  • Sensitivity
  • Tooth and restoration fracture
  • Grinding and clenching

BAD BITE – General health problems

  • Jaw disorders, jaw joint dysfunction
  • Ear problems: tinnitus, earaches, vertigo, hearing
  • Migraines, headaches
  • Digestive problems
  • ADD symptoms, lack of concentration
  • Inefficient breathing, fatigue
  • Snoring, obstructive sleep apnea
  • Chronic pain in the head, neck, shoulders, back and hip
  • Posture problems
  • Eye problems, sinus problems

Below are ten reasons why medical orthodontics is better and more complete than traditional orthodontics:

1- In addition to improving cosmetics, Medical Orthodontics also treats and prevents numerous medical and dental issues.

2- Medical Orthodontics uses innovative technology including virtual, 3D planning.

3- Clear aligner therapy is the first choice in Medical Orthodontics. Many traditional orthodontists offer limited indications for clear aligner therapy in adults.

4- Through Medical Orthodontics’ treatment, surgical and invasive procedures can be avoided.

5- In many people, bite issues lead to chronic pain in the form of migraines, muscle tension and much more. Medical Orthodontics addresses the root cause of the problem, decreasing the need for pain medication.

5- Because of the health benefits of Medical Orthodontics, it can be covered by insurance, as opposed to cosmetic orthodontics.

6- Due to the dental issues caused by a bad bite, Medical Orthodontics can end up saving a lot of money and time that would have been spent on dental work.

7- Medical Orthodontics offer drug-free relief from several chronic conditions, improving life quality, wellbeing and productivity at work.

8- Medical Orthodontics’ treatments are more stable with far less relapse.

9- Treatment price is the same for traditional orthodontics and medical orthodontics, however, the latter provides far more benefits.

10- Considering that medical orthodontics focuses on structures in the mouth, face, head and neck, it truly contributes to the promotion of health.