Why do you need Braces?

Orthodontics or Braces is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth.It includes treating and controlling various aspects of facial growth (dentofacial orthopedics) and the shape and development of the jaw.

Misaligned teeth and an incorrect bite may affect more than just the appearance of your smile. The following conditions may potentially be corrected by orthodontics:

  • Continuous Bad breath
  • Grinding or clenching of the teeth

Gum disease

  • Tooth decay or cavities
  • Lisping in speech
  • Jaw or TMJ pain
  • Difficulty in chewing and grinding your food
  • Sleep apnea caused by mouth breathing and snoring

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact us to determine the cause of the condition.

When is the right time for braces?

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age — and in older patients, compliance isn't usually an issue. Plus, with the growing availability of clear aligners, translucent ceramic brackets, and lingual braces, it's getting harder to tell whether or not you're wearing orthodontic appliances. So if you worry that metal braces might clash with your professional image, be sure to ask about less-visible alternatives. An ideal time for placement of braces is between 10 and 14 years of age, while the head and mouth are still growing and teeth are more accessible to straightening.