Do [Braces] Cause Difficulty in Speech?

If you are considering braces, it is important that you ensure you have all the information you need. Some questions people ask include:

Are the braces painful?

Will they require maintenance?

Will they make you speak differently?

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The Wide Array of Orthodontic Treatments

Is All Orthodontic Treatment The Same?

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Of course, not all orthodontic treatment options are the same for the simple reason that not all patients are the same. Indeed, the same patient might have different types of orthodontic treatments at different times in his or her life.

Orthodontics is the science of straightening a patient’s teeth and aligning his or her jaws properly. This not only improves a person’s smile but helps them to eat and speak correctly. Humans have been looking for ways to straighten their teeth since the days of ancient Egypt.

Braces

When most people think of orthodontics, they think of braces. Braces are worn by children and grown-ups and are a popular type of orthodontics for teens. There are several types of braces depending on both the needs and the desires of the patient. They are:

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Orthodontists: An Introduction

What is an Orthodontist?

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An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed three years of extra study to gain an orthodontic qualification.  Most reputable orthodontists are a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

An orthodontist’s specialization is in the treatment of misaligned teeth and jaws. If these misalignments are not corrected, people can experience such handicaps as speech defects, chewing problems and difficulties in the maintenance of oral hygiene.

An orthodontist can treat “under bite,” which is what results when the bottom teeth are further forward than the top teeth and “overbite,” which is when the top teeth are further forward than the bottom teeth. Poor chewing can result from these imperfections.

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