When Do You Need Dental Braces?

When Do You Need Dental Braces?

Posted by Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn on Mar 10 2022, 01:26 AM

When Do You Need Dental Braces?

Dental braces are devices designed to help straighten and align your teeth. These dental appliances apply pressure on the teeth to give you a more beautiful and healthier smile. But do you know when you may need dental braces?

If you don’t, keep reading for expert advice on when you need dental braces from our team at Allure Dental in Fulton, Maryland.

Self-Examination

The first step in finding out if you need to start wearing braces is through self-examination. So, go stand in front of a mirror and observe the shape or alignment of your teeth. 

If you happen to notice any of the issues listed below, then it's time to seek professional advice. An experienced dentist will be able to confirm your need for braces and recommend the most appropriate option. 

Overcrowding

If your teeth are overlapping, protruding, or are inclined in a particular direction, then your teeth might be overcrowded. It will be difficult for you to floss your teeth if they are overcrowded and this will increase the risk of decay and gum disease. 

Spacing

It could be that your teeth have gaps or spaces. This can be due to a lost tooth, having comparatively smaller teeth, or a large jaw. Spaces between the teeth affect the way you eat and can weaken your jaw and affect your bite.

Underbite

Bite problems are some of the most common issues fixed with dental braces. If your lower teeth overlap your upper teeth when you close your mouth, then you have an underbite. This can make it difficult for you to chew and is commonly the result of a large jaw.

Overbite

Overbite is the opposite of underbite, and causes the upper teeth to overlap the lower teeth. This condition is related to a lot of oral problems. 

Crossbite

Crossbites are observed in people who have misaligned upper teeth. This condition requires immediate attention as it can lead to facial asymmetry and receding gums.

Open Bite

If the upper teeth do not touch the lower teeth when you bite, you may have a condition known as an open bite that can lead to eating and speaking difficulties.

To learn more about when you should get dental braces, call Allure Dental at (240) 456-0717 or visit us at 8170 Maple Lawn Blvd Suite 150, Fulton, MD, 20759.

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