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How Do I Know if I Need Braces?

There are many people who believe that getting braces is a rite of passage people simply have to go through in middle and high school; however, braces can be right for people of all ages. Braces exert pressure on the teeth to move them into the right locations. When the braces come off, you should have a straight, beautiful smile. At the same time, how do you know if you or your child needs braces? You need to trust an orthodontist who can help you properly leverage braces to straighten your teeth. At Cedar Park Premier Dentistry, it would be our pleasure to help you do exactly that.

Your Teeth Overlap

One of the most common signs that you might need braces is overlapping teeth. If you or your child have teeth that overlap, they could be straightened with braces. Overlapping teeth can make it difficult for you to get dental floss in between them. This could make it harder for you to clean your teeth. Braces can help you fix overlapping teeth, giving you a straight smile. At Cedar Park Dentistry, we can take a look at your teeth and help you fix them if they overlap.

Your Smile Has Gaps

If you notice gaps in between your teeth, you could benefit from braces. If there are some teeth that overlap, then there might be other teeth that are too far apart. Having gaps in your smile might be both an aesthetic issue and a functional issue. You might have a difficult time chewing your food if you have gaps in between your teeth. With braces, we can move your teeth into the right spots, closing these gaps.

Or, if you have gaps in your teeth because you are missing one or more teeth, we can move your teeth into the right locations for a possible dental implant.

You Have Trouble Closing

Your Teeth on Your Food If you notice that you have a hard time closing your teeth on your food, this could be a sign of either an overbite or an underbite. We can take a look at the structure of your jaw and let you know if there is an alignment problem. Then, we might be able to fix your overbite or underbite using braces. At Cedar Park Premier Dentistry, it would be our honor to help you straighten your teeth. Braces could help you improve your oral health.

Count on Cedar Park Premier Dentistry To Assist You

These are just a few of the most common signs that you or your child need braces. If you have questions about the positions of your teeth, we can help you. At Cedar Park Premier Dentistry, we have helped countless people address issues with their teeth both with and without braces. We would be happy to take a look at your teeth, review your options with you, and make the right decisions for your oral health. Contact us today to make an appointment!