For orthodontic treatment to be covered, it must often be considered medically necessary. For orthodontics to be considered medically necessary, the case must include treatment of craniofacial abnormalities, malocclusions caused by trauma, or craniofacial disharmonies. Crooked and crowded teeth are the traditional sign that you or your child may need braces. I think this terrible childhood experience is what brought me to the dental field.
My curiosity about the development of our teeth continued to grow as I got older. You see, I didn't receive any treatment to correct my open bite or the 12 mm overjet or the diastema so wide between 8 and 9 that my upper lip would jam; an orthodontist never evaluated me. I was wondering, how did my smile drastically change from my pre-adolescent years to my teenage years, without any orthodontic treatment? Shaw argues that a dentist's referral to the orthodontist will initiate “an entrance conveyor belt to orthodontic treatment, with little or no reflection or discussion. Scientists from the University of Washington School of Dentistry carefully selected 12 studies on orthodontics and dental health.
When he entered the profession in 1963 as an academic, he saw with optimism orthodontics as a way to apply his knowledge to benefit patients. Because braces put pressure on the teeth, they may feel uncomfortable from time to time, especially after the orthodontist makes adjustments. A small group of dentists and orthodontists around the world, including Vig, have carefully analyzed the evidence supporting these claims and found that they do not exist. Norman Kingsley, considered one of the first fathers of orthodontics, was a classically trained sculptor.
Like Peter Vig, Alexander Spassov began his career on the assumption that orthodontic treatment improves oral health. And as with Vig, some orthodontists suggested to Undark that Ackerman's views are conflicting, given that he also has financial ties to a direct-to-consumer alternative to traditional orthodontics, which falls within the broader and more controversial field of teledentistry. There is no scientific literature to show that treatment outcome is better with two-phase orthodontics versus As a result, most research simply compares people receiving orthodontic treatment, without controlling other variables. Unlike treating a disease with a known cause and having the ability to select a therapy that cures that disease, orthodontics is limited to controlling the irregularity of the teeth.
At one point, the American Journal of Orthodontics, now the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, for whom he was a reviewer, set out to reject Vig's own article because the editors feared that the results, which questioned the effectiveness of diagnosis and variability in treatment, would be poorly reflected in the orthodontic profession. For example, while Angle did help establish the specialty by founding both the first orthodontic school and the American Society of Orthodontists (now the AAO), he made no mention of health benefits, Spassov added. In the absence of incontrovertible data on the medical benefits of straight teeth, it's probably time to agree with the public and loudly proclaim that biting alone does not determine the need for orthodontics.