The Indian Orthodontic society recommends that all children to have an detailed dental 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.
Dental Braces and Tooth Aligners are most often prescribed during childhood or early adolescence. Adults are also getting invisible clear tooth clolored braces more frequently. In fact, 35 percent of people with braces today are adults.
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
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.
Whenever you’re ready to pursue treatment for crowded or crooked teeth, you can schedule an appointment. You usually don’t need a referral from a dentist to make an appointment with an orthodontist.
Remember that as you age, your jaw will continue to grow, which can cause an increased crowding or narrowing of your teeth. If you wait on treating an overbite or crooked teeth, the problem won’t improve or resolve itself.
The sooner you can speak with a professional about getting braces, the better.
Signs for Teeth Braces
Crowding of teeth
is the most common condition addressed in orthodontic care. When there isn’t enough space in your mouth for all of your teeth, then you are experiencing crowding. Braces or orthodontic treatment at a young age can help with crowding, but even patients that had braces when they were younger can experience crowding as adults. Crowding gets worse as time goes on and can result in areas that are very difficult to brush and floss. When you aren’t able to keep your teeth clean, plaque accumulates and can cause tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and bone loss around the teeth.
Gapping and spacing in between your teeth
is the opposite of crowding. Those who have gaps in between their teeth may be missing a tooth or have a large jaw.
Overbite in your teeth
is caused when the upper front teeth excessively overlap the lower front teeth. This is not only noticeable but also comes with many health and oral problems. There is an increased risk or trauma to the front teeth and likelihood of fracturing the front teeth in the case of an injury. Overbites can also lead to extreme tooth wear and gum recession.
Underbite in your teeth
Opposite of the overbite, the Underbite in your teeth occurs when all of the upper front teeth are behind the lower front teeth. Typically this occurs when patients have a disproportionate jaw size. If you have difficulty chewing and biting, you may have an underbite. Underbites can also cause accelerated facial aging and an imbalanced facial appearance.
Do you have an upper tooth that crosses behind a lower opposing tooth? If so, you may have a Crossbite of your teeth. This is an abnormal bite and should not be left untreated. Without proper care, a crossbite can cause asymmetric jaw growth, extreme wear of teeth and increased gum recession of the affected teeth. Crossbites can be fixed, but if you wait too long, there can be an inability to restore fractured or worn teeth.
Another type of abnormal bite is the Open bite in your teeth. If you bite down and your teeth don’t touch, you could have an open bite. Typically open bites cause speech problems and difficulty biting.
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.