Dental & Oral Health

When Do You Need Braces??

Written by Dr. Varun Pratap Singh and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

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When you are in a doubt that whether you need braces or when somebody tells you that you need them, do not wait for opinions, just schedule an appointment with an orthodontist to discuss about it. Because, an orthodontist is the best person to assess your case and provide best possible treatment options.

Here are a number of things for which you need braces or in which braces can benefit you:

  • You feel your smile is not good, of it is very narrow and you need a full and youthful smile.
  • You want to improve your smile further and since orthodontic treatment is the most natural way without any modification to tooth anatomy or fillings or any enhancements.
  • You have difficulty in chewing food or pain while opening and closing the jaws or temporomandibular joint problems.
  • You feel that because of your teeth which are not positioned well, it is difficult to brush them and difficult to maintain oral hygiene.
  • Your upper or lower or both teeth are placed forward or backward than normal.
  • Young one's teeth are placed forward abnormally making them susceptible to trauma while playing or fall.
  • When your lower jaw is positioned forward than the upper jaw.
  • When your upper jaw is positioned more forward than lower jaw (normally upper jaw is placed slightly forward than the lower jaw).
  • Your face is too long or when your chin is more/ less prominent.
  • You went to an orthodontist but did not complete the treatment.
  • You did not wear the retainers as advised by your orthodontist.

If you have any of the above issues, consult an orthodontist online for a customized solution. --->

Last reviewed at: 07.Sep.2018



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