DO I NEED BRACES?
You are wondering too if you really need braces. But then you are probably asking because you have looked at yourself in the mirror and couldn’t find the right answers about how your teeth look when smiling in the mirror.
Well, that may not be your episode. But you may find answers here about whether you need braces or not. Let’s consider some responsible reasons below:
- Not naturally straight. When teeth are crooked and appearing as though overlapping, you should consider having it addressed by an orthodontist. Although for some, it might not be important to do anything about it. But, let’s talk about how crooked teeth can affect your health.
When teeth are crooked, they may be difficult for you to clean. When this is the case, there will be buildup of dirt in your cavities, abnormal enamel wear will set in, tooth decay, and gum disease will reign. Are you aware that gum disease is one of the factors responsible for the growth of periodontitis? We don’t intend to scare you with that but you need to know so that you don’t become too comfortable.
- Too far apart. Having teeth too far apart as a result of missing teeth, small teeth or just large gaps, could deter the proper functioning of your bite and jaw. With braces, issues related to spacing can be addressed.
- Protruding upper or lower teeth. When you close your mouth, your upper and lower teeth should fit together. If the case is otherwise, as a result of protruding, you are likely to have bite problems.
When there are biting problems, it is usually difficult to chew and other issues like sore jaws and gastrointestinal discomfort are commonly related.
You should be warned that reasons that require seeing an orthodontist are not restricted to the above as there are various unique situations. Most times, you don’t even know until you go for an assessment. So, we recommend that you get professional advice first. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us at White Brown Smiles, Greenville SC. Give us a Call today at 864.297.6453.