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Aug
22

5 Signs You Might Need Braces

Posted in Braces

You can probably think of a few things that are more fun than getting braces. But orthodontics are the key to a healthier and more beautiful smile for millions of kids and adults.

Here are a few signs that could mean it’s time for you to think about straightening your teeth.

Crowded Teeth

Teeth that overlap are constantly catching food bits and trapping stain. They’re also prone to diseases like decay and gingivitis. Crowding is very common in lower front teeth where no one really notices. But these teeth are still important to your health and smile.

Lower Teeth Close Over the Front of Upper Teeth

This makes up what’s called a crossbite. A healthy and well-balanced bite means that your upper teeth should slightly overlap the lower ones. If your teeth do the opposite, they could be experiencing premature wear and stress.

Difficulty Biting and Chewing

Can’t imagine biting into a juicy apple or buttered corn-on-the-cob? Do you innately avoid whole sandwiches and giant burritos? If you can’t enjoy properly biting into food, then tooth alignment may be to blame.

Jaw Pain

There are many little factors which contribute to TMJ problems. One of those could be an uneven bite. If one side of your mouth closes sooner than the other due to crooked teeth, this can unevenly strain your TMJ, leading to joint discomfort.

Gaps

Some gaps are cute and others, well, you wish didn’t make you look like a little kid. Braces are often the best solution for closing up unwanted gaps.

Contact your dentist today to schedule a consultation and ask whether braces or an orthodontic aligner are right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Smiles by Seese
610 Jetton St #250
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 895-5095

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