How do I Know if I Need Braces? Your Calgary Dentist Helps You with this Question

You may have a smile that requires cosmetic dentistry in Calgary. This could involve a variety of treatments, from dental fillings to teeth whitening to dental crowns. The Go Dental team can assist you with all of these treatments, and more.

One of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry is the orthodontic treatment known as braces. Whether you get conventional braces or Invisalign® aligners, this kind of treatment could dramatically improve your smile. 


Signs that You Need Braces 

You should always consult your dentist if you believe that you require any kind of dental procedure. If you think that you might require braces, look for these indications:

  • Crooked Teeth: If your teeth are crooked, you are a likely candidate for braces. Teeth that overlap other teeth or protrude past other teeth need to be adjusted with aligners or braces. If you do not get the orthodontic treatment needed to correct such issues, you could find it difficult to eat and talk. 
  • Crowded Teeth: Teeth that are too close to each other can also cause problems. They could inhibit you from brushing and flossing properly, and this can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Crowded teeth may also be an obstacle for your dentist. 
  • Gaps Between the Teeth: Another issue that should be fixed is gaps between teeth. These may be just as detrimental as crowded teeth in terms of chewing and talking. 
  • Crooked Bite: A crooked bite must be reversed with braces or aligners. You may have an underbite, which means that your lower teeth protrude past your upper teeth. You could have an overbite, which means that the upper teeth protrude past the lower teeth. Neglecting to fix such an issue could result in a speech impediment, difficulty performing basic oral hygiene, and problems with chewing food. 
  • Baby Teeth: If you lost your baby teeth at an unusually young age, your adult teeth might not have grown for some time. This may have caused the adult teeth to develop abnormally when they did begin to appear. 
  • Headaches: You could experience headaches from chewing with poorly positioned teeth. If your teeth are not straight and you get headaches often, this could be a sign that you would benefit from orthodontics. 

Fixing Your Smile at Go Dental in Calgary 

If you think that you may need braces or invisible aligners, book an appointment at Go Dental. Both types of braces can help to correct various issues. They can aid in preventing serious problems, including issues with chewing and talking. By getting this kind of orthodontic treatment, you could also avoid problems with performing essential oral hygiene tasks. 

In some cases, invisible braces may be sufficient. Many people prefer Invisalign because they are virtually invisible, and they may be removed when you eat, brush, and floss. In other cases, traditional braces might be needed to correct a more serious problem with the teeth. Both types of braces are beneficial when they are implemented correctly and you follow the instructions of your dentist. 

Feel free to contact Go Dental for more information about cosmetic dentistry in Calgary. Call us at 403-407-2028. You can also use our easy online contact form.

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