Braces are commonly used to straighten teeth that aren’t in alignment.

If you or your child need braces, the process can be expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient. But corrective, interceptive and early dental braces do have a high rate of success, and they leave you with oral health benefits that go beyond a perfect smile.

Braces are most often prescribed during childhood or early adolescence. Adults are also getting braces more frequently. In fact, 35 percent of people with braces today are adults.

If you believe you or a family member could benefit from braces, it’s better to know sooner rather than later. This article will cover the signs that can indicate whether your needs orthodontic dental braces, as well as info that will help you decide on next steps.

The Indian Orthodontic society recommends that all children have an appointment with an orthodontist no later than age 7. The logic behind this recommendation is that when a need for braces is identified, early treatment can improve outcomes.

If your child needs braces, it can be a little more difficult to tell. If a child has baby teeth that are crooked or crowded, it can be a sign that they will need braces in the future.

Other signs include:
• breathing through the mouth
• jaws that click or make other sounds
• being prone to biting the tongue, roof of the mouth, or inside of the cheek accidentally
• thumb-sucking or using a pacifier past the age of 2
• early or late loss of baby teeth
• teeth that don’t come together even when the mouth is shut completely
• teeth that are crooked or crowded

Poor nutrition during the infant and toddler stage, poor dental hygiene, and genetics are all reasons why children may end up needing braces.

The best age for getting braces varies from person to person. Most of the time, treatment with braces begins between the ages of 9 and 14, once children start to get their permanent teeth.

Technically, you’re never too old for braces. However, that doesn’t mean you should continue to put off treatment.

The sooner you can speak with a professional about getting braces, the better.

At Delhi Dental Center in New Delhi, India Dr. Amit Goswami and Dr. Vandana Goswami are Orthodontic Dental Braces and Aligner Specialist’s Dentist. We provide all different types of teeth braces treatments that can help align your teeth and jaw to benefit your oral health and give you a beautiful, confident smile.

To learn more about braces, and to see if you’re a good candidate, call us at 9968288257 today, or use the online booking tool. If you have questions, feel free to send our team a message.