A dentist usually recommends braces to enhance a patient’s “orofacial” appearance. Through treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected. If left untreated, these problems may result in cavity , gum disease, headaches and earaches, also as speaking, biting or chewing problems.

When is that the right time for braces?

Patients with orthodontic problems can enjoy treatment at nearly any age. a perfect time for placement of braces is between 10 and 14 years aged , while the top and mouth are still growing and teeth are more accessible to straightening. However, because any adjustments in facial appearance are often traumatic to a toddler during these sensitive years, parents should discuss the matter with their children before braces are applied.

And braces aren’t only for kids. More and more adults also are wearing braces to correct minor problems and to enhance their smiles.

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