Orthodontics is particularly useful for patients that have decided to undertake reconstructive or cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers, crowns, or implants. All these restorative procedures require prior correction of teeth position. With an improved teeth alignment, the need for the removal of tooth structure can be minimised while fitting a new veneer or crown.
Orthodontics also plays a critical role in the treatment of patients that have suffered mild to significant bone loss, resulting in gum loss around their teeth. Extrusion is a technique that utilises orthodontic forces to pull the tooth up or down. This grafting process prior to removal ensures minimum replacement of gum tissue and bone during the surgery.
Many experienced dentists rely on Orthodontics for the long-term prognosis of different restorative treatments. Patients with a poor occlusal relationship or deep overbites tend to suffer from ongoing wear and damage not only to their teeth but also to any dental treatment they may want to undergo. Orthodontics helps reduce the lapping and crowding of teeth, making it easier to maintain dental hygiene.