How to Know When It’s Time for Braces

How to Know When It’s Time for Braces

Most of us would probably be surprised at the sheer number of people who need to get braces. Braces remedy many dental problems that are common among children, teens, and adults alike. Although braces are often expensive and may be seen as intrusive, there are just some instances where they are absolutely necessary. For that reason, braces are a staple in almost all dental clinics.

Braces also appeal to those who want to make their teeth look better, but there are certain reasons why we require braces and when we should consider getting them. Below are some instances where you may consider getting braces.

Crooked Teeth – For the most part, people get braces because their teeth have become misaligned over the years. Braces may either be preventative measures against crooked teeth, or a way to fix them. If you’ve ever felt conscious about your teeth or feel that they’ve gotten misaligned over time, then you should probably consider getting braces.

Wide Gaps Between Teeth – Gaps between teeth are not only unattractive, but can also leave your gums vulnerable. Braces also solve the problem of teeth which are too far apart. They can bring teeth closer together, filling the gaps and allowing the gums to adapt. If you’ve been conscious about wide gaps in your teeth, then braces can be a solution to your problem.

Teeth Too Close To Each Other – On the other hand, there may be instances where teeth have moved too close together. While this may not seem like a serious problem at first glance, it can potentially cause issues like periodontitis or tooth decay. Braces help even out teeth which would also adjust the gums around them. If you feel that your teeth are clashing with each other, then braces might help.

Unaligned Upper Teeth and Lower Teeth – In many instances, people may have upper and lower teeth that don’t align with each other. In most of these cases, braces will probably be necessary. If you’ve ever felt that your two rows of teeth overlap when you bite down, then braces can definitely help you with that problem as well.

Whenever you’re thinking about getting braces, be sure to consult your dentist on the best course of action. Dr. Kosoki can advise you on whether or not you should get braces, or if there are any alternatives you can try first. So, what are you waiting for? Set up an appointment with Dr. Kosoki’s clinic today!


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