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The Connection between Orthodontics and your Overall Health

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Dr. Gorlovsky of Windermere Orthodontics ( Suwanee and Cumming) and his team care about your smile and your health. Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws.

There are many great benefits to undergoing orthodontic treatment to help your or your child’s dental AND overall health.

DENTAL HEALTH REASONS TO UNDERGO ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT:

Crowded teeth are harder to keep clean, which may lead to periodontal ( gum ) issuesImproper tooth wear can occur with misaligned teeth

Speech may be affected due incorrect position of teeth or jaw

Misaligned jaws can cause problems with TMJ

 

Dr. Gorlovsky knows how important it is to evaluate his patients’ overall health, not just concentrating on the teeth. More than 50% of patients have an airway issue which contributes to sleep and health problems. Dr. Gorlovsky’s focus goes beyond the teeth to the nose, throat and muscles of the tongue helping his patients restore and/or gain optimal health and oral function. This is referred to Airway Centric Orthodontics. This is especially important in younger patients, while all the facial structures are still developing. An airway issue detected and corrected early on can  assist in  breathing function and reduces the possibility of sleep apnea and encourages natural and correct development of the jaws.

As an orthodontist, Dr. Gorlovsky knows how important his role is in the diagnosis and treatment of dental and airway issues. Orthodontic records and a detailed clinical exam along with a health history evaluation will help Dr. Gorlovsky determine if orthodontic treatment is needed.

We are here to help! Give us a call if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a complimentary consultation for yourself or your child.

-Dr. Gorlovsky