One common belief is that braces may negatively change the shape of your face.
Is there any truth to that idea?
How Braces Improve Facial Structure
Getting braces isn’t the same as facial surgery.
Some people find that something they don’t like about their face is linked to the shape of their smile. Braces can correct some facial profiles by:
Keep in mind that these changes are only noticeable in cases of extremely crooked teeth.
What About Unwanted Changes?
People have complained about a changed face in the past due to having bicuspid teeth removed.
You’ll be happy to hear that this is not a common aspect of getting braces. Teeth only need to be pulled if the jaw is literally too small to comfortably contain all teeth that come in.
Ultimately, if there are any changes to your face after braces, they are likely to be subtle improvements. A very gentle rebalancing, if you will, that naturally follows when teeth are tucked into healthy alignment.
So why bother straightening teeth, at all?
Straight teeth are about far more than cosmetics. Crooked teeth can lead to other oral health issues including:
Many people opt for orthodontic treatment if it means a healthier smile.
If you aren’t sure whether orthodontic treatment is right for you, consult a couple orthodontists in your area to get different opinions. Initial consultations are usually complimentary. Ask your local dentist for recommendations.
Posted on behalf of:
Broad Street Braces
2010 South Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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