Getting the teeth in their proper position and making them work optimally is the job of Dr. Kami Hoss who specializes in this dedicated branch of dentistry, orthodontics. He and his team of doctors have relentlessly worked for more than 23 years to treat Malocclusion. This is a term used to describe the wrong positioning of teeth, which invariably impacts the shape of the face.
The face’s shape contributes largely to the appearance of an individual, which in turn is often a determinant of the confidence of the individual. It is this confidence that Dr. Hoss believes must be upheld at all costs. An understanding of the connection between physical look and confidence led to him taking the onus of helping individuals not lose their confidence because of their physical appearance. He ensured that the latest technology and tools be used in his treatment of malocclusion.
The primary causes of malocclusion are habitual sucking of the thumb or some injury that affected the facial bones or teeth. This directly has an impact on the way a person eats, speaks, or practices oral hygiene, says Dr. Kami Hoss. In his effort to make the masses aware of how they must maintain oral hygiene Dr. Hoss has also become the author of several books, one of which is popular ‘If your mouth could speak’. In this book, he talks about the need for a proper hygiene routine that needs to be followed to maintain oral health and how one could do that.
His expertise and experiences in orthodontics have helped him contribute to the contents of his book. There are several things that orthodontics can help treat successfully. Some of them include:
- Front teeth that are protruding – This is very essential for those who are into field sports so that injuries can be prevented.
- Crowding of teeth – This is a common problem with those who have a narrow jaw. Often there is less space for all the teeth to be in it, this is when an orthodontist such as Dr. Kami Hoss removes one or another tooth, to align the teeth properly.
- Asymmetrical teeth – This is when there is a mismatch between the upper and lower teeth. In this condition when even the mouth is closed, the teeth are visible.
- Impacted teeth – When a tooth emerges only partially and not from the gum.
- Overbite or deep bite – When the upper teeth come over the lower teeth.
- Reverse bite – The upper teeth bite into the lower ones in this condition.
- Open bite – When a gap remains even when the two sets of teeth are clenched together.
- Underbite – The lower teeth are moved forward in comparison to the upper teeth.
- Spacing – When there are gaps between teeth.
Apart from these, the problems of clenching and grinding of the teeth too can be rectified with the help of this branch of dentistry. Thus, the scope of orthodontics as a treatment procedure for malocclusion is evidently quite far-fetched and wide ranged.