Braces: Do I Really Need Them?

bracesPeople can benefit from orthodontic treatment at almost any age. Problems like crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and jaw pain can often be corrected through orthodontics. While there are several treatment options depending on your circumstances, braces are one of the most popular and effective treatments.

Esthetics And Confidence
Oftentimes, crowding, spacing, and protrusion make people feel insecure about their teeth. They are embarrassed to smile in photographs and in front of others. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment can help correct these esthetic imperfections and give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile.

Orthodontic Relapse
Orthodontic relapse is a condition where teeth slowly fall out of alignment following treatment. This usually compels people to return to a practice for another round of orthodontic treatment to correct it. At Fairfield County Orthodontics, we make sure that after our patients have finished their treatment and understand the importance of wearing retainers to minimize the risk of relapse.

Pain, Tooth Decay, And Gum Disease
Due to misalignment, teeth can overlap and create tight spaces that are hard for toothbrushes and floss to reach. Consequentially, plaque and bacteria can accumulate, leading to dental problems like tooth decay, gum recession, and gum disease. Through proper orthodontic treatment, your teeth will be spaced and aligned correctly, allowing you to brush and floss your teeth more effectively.

Early Treatment
Since most orthodontic problems can now be treated with Invisalign, adults and children of all ages are finding orthodontic treatment is easier than they had ever imagined. For children, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a consultation at age seven. Some children, typically in the seven to nine year old age range, benefit from an early phase of orthodontic.

Appointment
To learn more about whether orthodontic treatment is right for you or your child, contact us to schedule a consultation at 203-292-6644.

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