Signs You May Need Orthodontic Treatment

Could braces help you get the smile you want?

Do you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile? Are you dealing with crowding, crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth? If so, you may benefit from getting braces. Your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates provide braces to all ages, from children and teens to older adults. If you are interested in orthodontics, the team at Sudbury Family Dental Care can help.

Here are some signs that orthodontic treatment may be right for you,

You have a crowded smile

Sometimes when the jaws are just a little too small to accommodate all of your teeth you end up dealing with crowding. This is a very common problem that causes teeth to overlap one other. The problem with crowding is that it can be difficult to properly clean teeth, which can lead to decay and gum disease.

You have spaces between teeth

The opposite of crowding is having large gaps between teeth. Not only does this impact your smile’s appearance, but it also provides more spaces for food and bacteria to get trapped. Since gapped smiles can also lead to decay and gum disease, it’s important to get braces to help close these gaps.

You have an overbite

When you bite down do you notice that your upper teeth overlap the lower teeth? If so, then you have an overbite. An overbite has the ability to wear down teeth more easily and lead to fractures and other dental injuries. To protect the health and integrity of your teeth, braces can be placed to correct this “bad bite”.

You have an underbite

If your lower teeth overlap your upper teeth when you bite down, then you have an underbite. Moderate to severe underbites can affect speech, chewing and biting. This can also cause excessive wear to certain teeth.

Is it too soon to bring my child in for an orthodontic evaluation?

Most children visit an orthodontist at the age of seven. Of course, if you are bringing them into our Sudbury, MA, dental office every six months our dentist will continue to monitor your child’s developing smile to determine whether orthodontic could correct certain issues.

If you are ready to sit down with our Sudbury, MA, dental team to discuss orthodontics and to choose the right types of braces to fit your needs, then call Sudbury Family Dental Care at (978) 443-5193 to schedule a consultation.