Signs that braces may benefit your smile and health

 

Braces = Straight Teeth.

If you agree with this statement, you are correct. The end goal of orthodontic care is a good bite and beautiful smile. However, while the primary function of braces are to straighten teeth, they actually offer many other health benefits — from decreased risk of oral disease and jaw problems, to improved self-esteem and self-confidence.

So, whether age 7 . . . or age 47 . . . orthodontic care should be a part of a comprehensive dental health care plan.

If you recognize any of these signs or concerns in your child or yourself, it might be time to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist.

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
  • Speech difficulty
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of proportion to the rest of the face)
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Inability to comfortably close lips
  • Self-consciousness about your smile

Is it time for a visit to the orthodontist? Contact Associated Orthodontists today! We accept most major insurance plans, plus offer complimentary consultations, flexible payment options and cutting-edge treatments, including Invisalign. Please visit greatbraces.com/consult to schedule your appointment or to find a location near you.

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