Have you ever wondered whether or not to get braces? If you aren’t sure that you need them, here we’ll go through some reasons why people of all ages consider getting braces.
For children around the age of seven orthodontists are most likely to determine if braces will be needed. However, they won’t place them at that age but will know for the future. Still, it’s best to get braces at an early age at about 10 to 14. At that time you
This definitely doesn’t mean that you can’t have braces if you’re over 14. They can be placed at any age, but the older you are, the longer you’ll need to wear them as you’re no longer growing and shifting the teeth might take longer.
Unfortunately, our teeth don’t always grow the ideal way. You could have overlapping, crooked or crowded teeth. Which can be caused by many different reasons. This is what the dental braces are designed for. They slowly shift misaligned teeth and place them in their proper position.
The “Bad Bite” known as Malocclusion occurs when there is a noticeable difference between the lower and upper jaw. If the upper jaw is larger, it’s called an overbite and if the lower jaw is bigger, it’s called underbite. Braces can help to shift your jaw into proper position. However, this doesn’t happen fast. It could take up to several years.
Braces are mainly used to correct dental problems, such as overlapping or overcrowding, which cause tooth decay. Also they can be used to close spaces where food gets trapped.
Actually many people believe that braces are used for cosmetic purposes, but that’s incorrect. The main purpose always is the correction of dental problems and the better smile is an added benefit to that purpose. If you don’t have any problems, though you can still get braces just for the cosmetic result and achieving the smile you always wanted.
There are different types of braces that can be provided. If you decide to get some, you will have to choose one of them:
If you recognize yourself in any of these cases, you should definitely check out our dental services and book an appointment to choose the best option for you. Gallegos Family Dentistry will make sure that you receive the treatment you need!