Reason For Braces

Reasons for orthodontic treatment (braces) adults & children:

  • Breathing or swallowing problems – Mouth breathing can lead to snoring and sleep apnea.

  • Crossbite – One or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth (towards the tongue).

  • Crowding – Involving extra teeth or malpositioned teeth.

  • Deep Overbite – The lower front teeth bite into the upper tissue of the upper teeth.

  • Disfiguring of the face & mouth – Affects the development of the jaw and position of the teeth.

  • Jaw & jaw joint pain

  • Missing or extra teeth – Due to tooth decay, injuries, or inherited problems.

  • Overjet (protruding upper teeth) – Upper teeth that protrude beyond normal and are usually associated with a short lower jaw.

  • Self-image – An attractive smile can boost a person’s self-image and confidence.

  • Spacing between teeth – Teeth are missing or may be too small or too large.

  • Speech, chewing or biting problems

  • Underbite (lower jaw protrusion) – Lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw.

Specific to children:

  • Finger or thumb sucking – These habits can cause protrusion of the upper incisor teeth, and mouth breathing.

  • Teeth erupting out of position – Can be guided to proper alignment.