Are you considering getting braces, but aren’t sure if its necessary? We’re here to help.
A majority of people get braces just so they can feel more confident in their smile. And that’s great! Braces can straighten your teeth so you can smile with bride. In this case, it’s up to you whether you want to get braces or Invisalign, or skip orthodontia altogether.
Some people, however, do need braces to fix their bite or other dental issue. If you find it difficult to chew, have a big gap between your upper and lower teeth when you bite down, or have an overbite, braces are recommended. Without braces, your teeth could be susceptible to damage because they can’t chew properly. Various abnormal bites can also make it more difficult to get dental restorative work such as cosmetic fillings, crowns and veneers.
If you have extreme crowding, you might be more prone to getting cavities. If the teeth are too close together, they are difficult or impossible to clean. This can cause plaque accumulation which in turn causes tooth decay, bad odor, gum disease, and bone loss around teeth.
If you’re interested in getting braces and want to learn if they’re right for you, call us for a consultation today.