10 reasons why you might need braces that will surprise you
You would be surprised how many people need braces for many different reasons and how many don’t know what braces are. We explain why they are fitted and why you might need them. If you can tick one or more of the following reasons, you may benefit from wearing braces for a while to straighten your teeth and improve your oral health.
Reasons you may need braces:
- Crooked Teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Gum disease
- Problems when chewing
- Tooth grinding
- Poor self-esteem
Fixed or removable, are worn to gently move your teeth into their correct position to give you a beautiful smile and resolve other issues affecting the health of your teeth. Braces are fixed to the front or back of your teeth with wires and brackets, realigning your teeth by slow degrees. It is a gradual process, as it would be dangerous to force the teeth too quickly. Many adults now chose to wear braces but don’t want anyone, especially colleagues in the workplace, to know. They tend to chose Lingual braces, fixed to the reverse side of the teeth; not only are they more comfortable than conventional, but they are more discreet. Hidden behind your teeth, nobody need know you are wearing them. Depending on the complexity of the problem, braces can take anything from four months to two years for treatment to be complete. Whether your teeth are too crowded, or you have a poor bite causing headaches, or earache and tooth grinding while you sleep or you want a beautiful smile to captivate an audience, braces can be the answer.
Removable aligners are an alternative to fixed braces. Similar to braces, clear aligners use a gradual force to control tooth movement, but without metal wires or brackets. They are an effective solution for mild crowding or closing gaps in your teeth. Clear aligners are invisible, very thin, and don’t impede your speech, making them an ideal choice for adult patients who are reluctant to have a lengthy treatment wearing metal brackets or bulky removable appliances. Custom-made from clear medical grade thermoplastic, the aligners fit invisibly over your teeth.
Straight Teeth are Healthy Teeth
Aside from the aesthetics, straight teeth are healthy teeth. Teeth which are overcrowded or misaligned may have surfaces which are impossible to keep clean. If your teeth overlap or have rotated, it may be impossible to brush or floss in these difficult areas. Plaque will build up, causing gum disease, decay and eventual loss of teeth. By straightening your teeth, you can avoid oral health issues and serious problems in the future. While perfect tooth alignment may not be absolutely necessary for adequate oral function, braces treatment can help
Braces Can Help
- Reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease by improving your ability to keep all surfaces of your teeth clean.
- Decrease risk of irregular, excessive or premature tooth wear.
- Maintain proper oral function related to chewing, breathing and speech.
- Decrease the risk of chipping or breaking severely protruding or misaligned teeth.
- Correct improper jaw relationships and reduce stress on chewing muscles and jaw joints.
- Contribute to a great smile.
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but sometimes they need a little help to develop correctly and to remain strong and attractive. Just about anyone, young or old, can now have an attractive, confident, full smile and enjoy good dental health with the help of braces treatment!
Do you suffer from one of the above? Please post your comment below we would love to hear your personal experience.