Most people need braces, and some people just want them for a more attractive
smile. Here’s what to watch out for if you are someone that might
need them!

Problems with Chewing or Biting Your Food

Have you ever made yourself a nice lunch or dinner only to find that chewing
your food is becoming more difficult? You may find it easier to eat soup
than a nice, juicy steak or even a burger. If chewing your food is becoming
more problematic, you may need braces. You can work with an orthodontist
to put in braces that will repair your teeth.

Crowded or Misplaced Teeth

Have you ever looked in the mirror and saw that your teeth are rather crowded
or some teeth are smashing into others? You may even have extra teeth
in your mouth that make your smile look crowded.

If you have misplaced teeth or you are very unhappy with your smile when
you look into that mirror, you may need to get braces to repair your smile.
Our orthodontists can even get you light-colored braces that will fix
your teeth while ensuring your new smile is attractive during the process.

Your Jaw Has an Overbite, Shifts, or Makes Noise

If you have found that you have an overbite or your jaw actually shifts
and makes sounds, you could benefit from getting braces. Otherwise, these
issues may only become more severe over time.

Your teeth may even be shaped in such a way that you end up accidentally
biting your cheek or hurting the roof of your mouth on a regular basis.
With braces, these problems can be fixed. You will no longer have a jaw
that makes sounds and you’ll be less likely to bite your cheek accidentally.

Getting your teeth diagnosed earlier rather than later can be beneficial
for your long-term dental health. If you think your children may need
braces, they can usually be evaluated at around age 10 to 13 after their
baby teeth have fallen out.

We can help you ensure your smile is amazing and your teeth no longer cause
problems when chewing.