Why Get Braces
People get braces for several reasons. Some get them because they are unhappy with their current smile and want to improve it. People who have had braces look better, often have a higher self-esteem and live happier, healthier lives.
Others seek orthodontic treatment because they have functional problems. Crowded, crooked or too much space between your teeth make them hard to clean and can contribute to tooth decay gum disease and eventual tooth loss. Other orthodontic problems can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and misalignment of the jaw joints.
Braces are designed for both children and adults. Although over 20% of orthodontic patients are over 18 years old, it is best to have orthodontic work done while you are young, when your teeth and jaws move more easily. It's best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7 to see if orthodontic treatment is required and the best time for the patient to be treated. Early treatment can simplify later treatment.
What ever your reason, your smile will improve with professional orthodontic treatment!