Are Braces Right for You?

By J. Michael Plyler, DDS, PA
November 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces  

Are you wondering whether your smile could benefit from orthodontic treatment?

If you are dealing with orthodontic problems such as crookedness, gaps between teeth or crowding, did you know that you can benefit from getting braces no matter your age? That’s right, even older adults are turning to braces to finally get the smiles they want. While the ideal time to get braces is between 10 to 14 years old, remember that it’s never too late. Our Hot Springs, AR, dentist Dr. J. Michael Plyler is here to provide you with the orthodontic treatment you need to get the smile you know you deserve.

It isn’t always easy to tell whether or not braces are right for you. Here are some of the most common reasons for why patients get braces from our Hot Springs, AR, general dentist,

They are dealing with crowding or crooked teeth: If you are dealing with teeth that overlap one another, teeth that stick out more than others or teeth that are coming in crooked, then braces can certainly help straighten all of these problems out.

They want to improve the shape of their smile: We know that not having a perfectly aligned smile can also make you feel a bit self-conscious about your appearance. Luckily, braces offer more than just aesthetic benefits. In fact, having a straighter smile can even reduce your risk for cavities, gum disease and damage to teeth.

They have an overbite or underbite: If your jaws do not fit together properly this can develop into an overbite (when the upper teeth cover the lower teeth when you smile) or underbite (when the lower teeth cover the upper teeth). This can lead to jaw pain and other issues such as TMJ disorder. Orthodontic treatment can help prevent or even eliminate these problems.

They have gaps between their teeth: If you have large spaces between your teeth this can affect not just your bite but also how your teeth function. One common issue for gapping smiles is dental pain. As a result, this can greatly impact eating and lead to nutritional deficiencies and malnutrition. Luckily, braces can close these gaps to strengthen and improve your bite.

Are you interested in getting braces in Hot Springs, AR? Want to sit down and discuss the different orthodontic options with us? If so, then there has never been a better time to call our dental office to schedule a consultation for you or your child.