Learn more about the three levels of orthodontics. The third and final level of orthodontic treatment includes aesthetics, bite alignment, and jaw alignment. This comprehensive approach includes the evaluation of all oral and maxillofacial structures, including the respiratory tract, facial muscles, and jaw joints. This effectively addresses potential TMJ problems, sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and snoring, and overall aesthetics and function.
The vertical ratio of the teeth can contribute to the aesthetics of the smile. In some cases, when a patient smiles, the teeth may be hidden under the lip. Other times, the opposite effect will be indicated, in which you appear to have too much gum tissue or a “gummy smile.” Both may be due to the position of the teeth. You can do this by ensuring that you maintain healthy function, introducing the next level of orthodontics.
However, it should be noted that level one orthodontic treatment alone does not address the functional and skeletal problems experienced by many patients. Knight adopts three levels of orthodontics to help patients regain the health and function of their bright new smile.