Do I Need Braces?

Do I Need Braces?

Team Orthodontics

The question has been nagging at you, but you’re not sure how to tell… do you need braces? If it’s been on your mind for a while, chances are good that seeking orthodontic treatment will provide a positive outcome, whether it be for cosmetic purposes, better oral health or both. 

Braces can be an excellent option to transform your smile. They can help with straightening teeth, correcting an overbite or underbite, adjust spacing between teeth and addressing many other concerns. But before you make a decision either way if braces are right for you, the first step is to see an orthodontist for a complete consultation. 

Get an Expert Evaluation

It may be tempting to act on a video you saw on TikTok or a TV commercial promoting aligners that can be ordered from a website, but the first step in determining whether braces are right for you is to consult with an orthodontist for a thorough evaluation of your individual situation. These experienced practitioners complete thousands of hours of training that makes them uniquely and expertly qualified to assess treatment options customized just for you.

At Andover Orthodontics, we provide patients in Andover, MA and the surrounding areas with orthodontic services, including braces and clear aligners.  We put our years of experience to work for you to deliver exceptional treatment, further enhanced by using both tried-and-true approaches along with state-of-the-art technology. As you consider what’s right for you, Andover Orthodontics has the answers on whether braces are your next step!

Signs You May Need Braces

Straight teeth are one distinct advantage to getting braces, but you may not realize the many other ways that braces can aid in your oral health. Orthodontic treatment goes beyond aesthetics and can also assist in the following examples:

  • Minimizing or eliminating gaps between the teeth
  • Adjusting excessive crowding of the teeth
  • Straightening crooked teeth
  • Correcting overbites, wherein the top teeth jet out over the bottom teeth
  • Realigning underbites, wherein the bottom teeth protrude out in front of the top teeth

Braces work to correct conditions such as these as well as enhance appearance, but they also serve to improve oral health and overall wellness. Over time, misaligned teeth and jaws can lead to further health complications such as increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay, unhealthy wear patterns of the teeth and TMJ disorders, in addition to difficulty biting, chewing or speaking properly.

At Andover Orthodontics, we will help you feel more comfortable in making an informed choice as to whether braces are your next step toward regaining and maintaining a healthy, beautiful mouth.

Schedule Your Orthodontic Consultation Now

We’re here to help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. Learn more about your options with a free consultation at Andover Orthodontics so we can help you determine if braces are right for you. Call our office in Andover, MA today at 978-475-0450 to schedule an evaluation, or request an appointment online.