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Why Do People Get Braces?

If you think that you might benefit from wearing braces, you should visit a qualified Orthodontist. An Orthodontist will have you take a few X-Rays. He will give your mouth and jaws a thorough examination and will figure out what sort of orthodontic work you need—or if you actually need any at all.

 
 
Typically, people need braces for one of the following reasons.

Correcting a Bite: A lot of people have “over bites” which is a condition that sends the upper jaw out so that the teeth are too far forward. People also sometimes suffer from under bites, which is where your bottom teeth extend out beyond your upper teeth. Neither of these bites are good for your jaw. Both can cause tension and will keep you from biting down correctly and well. An over or under bite that is deep (which is when the teeth actually bite into the tissues on the other side of your jaw) can cause quite a lot of damage. 
 
Nice teeth just look better. Plus, straight teeth can help you chew and digest your food better. But if you're happy with your teeth now, then that's all that matters. However, if you have any inkling that you might want braces in the future, I would take up your Mom's offer to get them now. They are very expensive, can take years to straighten your teeth and may not be covered by your own insurance when you are older.
 
Cosmetics. There are some people who do not need braces but they end up having them put on anyway because they want their smiles to be prettier. A lot of people believe that only teeth which are completely straight are worth looking at. They believe this so strongly that they are willing to deal with years of orthodontic work and devices because they want a “perfect” smile.
 
Prevent tooth decay. Crooked, overlapping, or otherwise misaligned teeth can make it harder to brush and floss thoroughly. Some surfaces of the teeth may not receive proper cleaning from daily dental care. This may result in a greater risk of cavities and corresponding need for dental work such as fillings, root canals, and other uncomfortable and costly procedures.
 
Improved confidence and self-esteem. An attractive smile makes a person feel better about themselves and more confident in a wide variety of situations. Confident and outgoing individuals tend to be more successful in educational, athletic, professional, and other competitive endeavors.
 
Teeth can be moved at any age. "Ideal" results can be achieved in most children but only in a small percentage of adults. This is because in children both the bone around the teeth (alveolar process) and the jaw bones can be molded by braces as the child is growing. In adults the jaw bones can be altered only by surgery. Therefore, it is recommended that orthodontic intervention be considered as soon as a problem in teeth alignment is noticed by the child, parent, or dentist. 
 
 
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