Sometimes it is easy to tell that you need braces, but sometimes it isn’t. There are issues you might be having that can be fixed with braces that you might not even know about. Here are some signs that you might need braces from your orthodontist in Hollywood.
One of the most obvious signs that you need braces is needed is overcrowded teeth. Overcrowding doesn’t just pose a cosmetic problem but can pose real health threats too. Food is more easily trapped in crowded teeth and harder to remove with regular teeth-cleaning methods, leading to increased chances of tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
Jaw pain is often the result of a misaligned bite. When your jaw is not fitting together properly it can slip out of place easily. Jaw pain can also result from a condition called TMJ disorder.
Gaps in between teeth often indicate that the upper and lower jaw are not fitting together properly. Gaps between teeth leave gum tissue exposed and, as a result, can be affected by plaque, inflammation, and infection. Closing the gap can also help fix malocclusion problems.
“Bite’ is commonly referred to as how your upper teeth and lower teeth meet and interact when your mouth is closed. An improper bite can cause irregular wear of your teeth, jaw issues, and chronic headaches. Proper speech development can also be impeded when your bite isn’t functioning properly.
If you are suffering from any of what was mentioned above, it might be time for braces. Contact us today to learn more, or to make an appointment.