3 Signs You Need Braces

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The ultimate person that makes the decision about whether or not you could benefit from braces is your orthodontist. However, this doesn't mean that you can look for certain signs to indicate that you would likely be a good candidate for braces. This article will discuss 3 specific signs that you likely need braces in more detail.

Difficulty Biting

One sign that you may need to get braces is if you have difficulty biting. For example, if you try to bite into foods to eat them, but can't seem to bite down completely on the food, this can make it quite difficult to eat properly. You will find that you have to work extra hard to chew your food, which can be time consuming and frustrating. This is likely due to some type of bite issue, such as overbite, underbite, or some bite issue that causes your teeth to come together improperly. Thankfully, braces are specifically engineered to fix almost any type of bite issue and can straighten your teeth in the process. This is not only because of the braces, but also because of the use of certain headgear, rubber bands, etc.

Crooked Teeth

If your teeth come together crooked, either because they are overcrowded, or simply because they just grew in at an abnormal direction, then this is another excellent reason to get braces. Crooked tooth are not only unsightly, but they are also generally a lot harder to brush. This means that food particles will get stuck in these areas and will begin to break down on your tooth. This then creates plaque and tartar build up which can then cause cavities and potential gum issues. Braces will slowly straighten out these teeth and help to reduce this issue a great deal.

Large Gaps Between Teeth

If you have large gaps between your teeth, then braces are the perfect tools for closing these gaps. Having large gaps in your front teeth can make it quite easy to get food stuck in between, and can also leave your gums more exposed and more susceptible to damage, gum disease, sensitivity, etc. Since none of these things are good, it is very important that you get the issue that is causing them to happen fixed as soon as possible, such as by getting braces. Also, braces can help aesthetically by bringing your teeth together and giving you more of a natural look.


27 July 2017

Coping With Dental Emergencies

My son was outside playing with some friends when he accidentally fell down and hit his mouth on the sidewalk. The fall knocked out his front tooth, so I immediately placed the tooth in a small jar and added some milk. I rushed my son to the dental clinic and the dentist immediately took us into the examination room. The dentist placed the tooth back into the socket and saved it. My name is Beverly Tillman and thanks to the quick work of the dentist, my son didn't lose his tooth. Since this was a scary time for me and my son, I wanted to write this blog as a source of information for other parents who are facing a dental emergency. First of all, don't panic and get to your dentist as soon as possible. I hope this blog will help to answer your questions about dental emergencies.