If you or your child need specialist orthodontic, invisible dental braces or dental aligners treatment procedures. 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.
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.
Symptoms that can indicate your child need teeth braces include:
• Teeth that are visibly crooked or crowded.
• Difficulty flossing between and brushing around crooked teeth.
• Frequently biting your tongue or cutting your tongue on your teeth.
• Teeth that don’t close over each other properly when your mouth is at rest.
• Difficulty pronouncing certain sounds due to your tongue’s position under your teeth.
• Jaws that click or make noises when you chew or first wake up.
• Stress or fatigue on your jawline after chewing food.
Even children with no visible crowding or slant to their teeth can benefit from a check-in with an orthodontist.
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.
But for some people, treatment with braces as a child is just not possible. Whether because of expense, inconvenience, or lack of diagnosis, many people have to put off orthodontic treatment until their adult years.
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.
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.