In the glow of Hollywood, perfectly straight, shining teeth may seem like the norm. However, for many stars, they needed braces in order to give them that dazzling smile. The same is true for people around the country. At South High Dental, we understand the desire for a better smile. If you’re asking yourself, “Do I need braces?” we can give you the answers you’re looking for today. To learn more about braces and the benefits, or to make your first appointment, contact South High Dental today.
Do I Need Braces?
Braces are the most common method that dental experts use to straighten or move your teeth. They put pressure on the teeth and move them in the correct direction, as the bone changes to allow the teeth and roots to shift. They help improve the appearance and workings of the teeth and let you eat more comfortably, by dividing the pressure evenly across your teeth.
If you’re asking, “Do I need braces?” the answer isn’t always clear. If your gums and teeth are not healthy, you may not be a good candidate for braces. They require a foundation of good oral health in order to function properly. Only an expert in orthodontics can answer the question for sure. However, there are several common reasons that people need braces, including:
- You want to fix overcrowded or crooked teeth
- You don’t have enough space between your teeth
- There’s too much space between your teeth
- Your lower teen bite too far behind the ones on top
- Your upper teeth bite behind the ones on the bottom
- You have upper front teeth that stick out
- You want to fix the overall appearance of your smile
What Happens When You Get Braces?
When the answer to the question, “Do I need braces?” is yes, many people wonder what to expect. The answer is different depending on what type of braces you get. Traditional braces are made of metal, but today, there are many new, less obvious options. Orthodontists usually make these out of ceramic or plastic materials. While we try to make the, as comfortable as possible, they may rub your mouth awkwardly or make it feel sore. At the beginning of the process, or after your orthodontist adjusts the braces, your teeth might be sore when they begin to move. However, this discomfort doesn’t last very long.
When you first get your braces, they may feel awkward in your mouth. All the same, your mouth will get used to them eventually.
One important thing to note if you choose to get Invisalign or other removable braces is that if they will only work when you have them in your mouth. They’re not doing any good sitting on your dresser at home, and you may end up having to wear them longer.
Contact South High Dental Today
At South High Dental, we know how important it is for you to have a smile that you love. Therefore, we offer exceptional services throughout and beyond your orthodontics process. Our kind and compassionate staff members will walk you through every step of the process so that you understand what is going to happen. We can also answer questions, such as “Do I need braces?” and many others.
You have unique dental needs, so you need unique dental treatment. We strive to treat you as an individual, rather than a name on a computer. We also provide a wide range of dental services, including:
- General dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Orthodontic services
- Pediatric dentistry
- Emergency dental services