Dental braces are orthodontic appliances used to align, straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite. It also aims at improving the overall dental health of the concerned individual. Braces can also be used to fix gaps between two adjacent teeth. The main function of braces is to bring back the tooth/teeth in its actual position where it is supposed to be.
You may need a brace if you suffer from one of the following:
✔ Your teeth or jaw have not developed correctly ✔ Your teeth are crooked, protruding or out of place ✔ You have an overcrowded mouth ✔ You have gaps between teeth ✔ Your bottom and top teeth do not meet when you bite down
Whilst most patients who need orthodontic braces are adolescents, more and more adults are having orthodontic treatment, perhaps after an accident or because they didn’t get the chance when they were younger.
A braces treatment can take from days to months to years. It depends on the oral condition and the age of the patient.
Call us to discuss whether this treatment is suitable for you.