Would you ever have thought about braces ten years ago? Did time or finances allow you to get the straight smile you've always dreamed of having? Now, you look at your teeth in a mirror and ask yourself, "Do I need braces?" If you're asking the question, the answer is you probably do need orthodontic correction. At TruCare Dental in Garland, TX, Dr. Truc Le offers braces to patients of all ages who desire a more attractive, healthier and easier to clean smile. Learn more about why people get braces.
Types of braces in Garland
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children receive an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. A skilled dentist can see the child's dentition as it is developing and anticipate the possible need for correction. Also, dentists deliver what's called interceptive care to youngsters and take advantage of the fluidity of a child's oral cavity and bone structure. Early care also heads off more complex issues which can occur later in life. In other words, earlier orthodontic treatment is simpler and easier.
However, just because you did not get braces early on doesn't preclude treatment now. Dr. Le can visually inspect your teeth, take X-rays and help you decide if braces--metal, ceramic, or clear aligners--are right for your unique case.
Why someone needs braces
Reasons for orthodontic correction vary widely. Of course, as adults, we all want to look our best, and flashing an attractive smile boosts self-confidence. Plus, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people really notice smiles and can be influenced positively or negatively by how straight your smile is.
Besides aesthetics, braces help a variety of health issues. For instance, teeth that are very crowded are harder to keep clean, setting the stage for decay and gum disease, but it's far easier to brush and floss straight teeth.
Also, people who are missing teeth, have too many teeth, or experience problems with speech, biting and chewing often benefit from orthodontics. So do many individuals with TMD/TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Finally, to avoid excessive wear and tear, teeth should be properly aligned. See your professional team at TruCare Dental if you suspect you have:
- Open bite
- Tooth tipping
People of all ages and walks of life get braces in Garland, TX and really benefit from them. If you think you'd like to pursue an orthodontic consultation, contact TruCare Dental to speak with a friendly team member. Call (972) 864-0000.