Do You Need Braces?

Are you planning a trip to the orthodontist to determine whether or braces would be a good fit for you? With the new invisible braces available today, such as Invisalign, many adults are having their teeth straightened that weren’t addressed when they were a child. Dr. Braverman is a dentist who practices orthodontist procedures and can talk to you about whether or not braces would improve your smile. Here are some of the most common reasons that adults decide to get braces.

You Teeth are Crooked

Some unfortunately people have teeth that grow in crooked. This can happen because of genetics or because your mouth is simply too small for your teeth. When your teeth are crooked, they can become twisted or overlapped and, in time, that can lead to major dental problems. Invisalign braces can straighten your teeth and give a completely different smile.

Your Mouth is Crowded

When teeth grow in very close together it results in overcrowding. Braces can correct this problem by evening out the spaces between the teeth and creating even, straight rows.

You Have Gaps

A well placed gap can be attractive, but if you have gaps between your teeth, or are self-conscious about even one, Invisalign braces can help narrow those gaps and create a more uniform and even look.

You Have an Overbite

An overbite occurs when the top row of teeth significantly overlap the bottom row. This can be caused by many things, including baby bottles, pacifiers, thumb-sucking and just plain old genetics.

You Have an Under bite

Occasionally the overbite occurs in the opposite manner