You’ve just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES!”

Don’t worry! Braces aren’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and more stylish than in the past. Our practice offers a variety of braces types and styles to choose from, so you can have braces your way

Why Do I Need Braces?

Beyond outward appearances, untreated dental problems can have a lasting impact on your teen’s oral and overall health. Some common dental problems include:

  • Crooked, crowded or blocked-out teeth
  • Missing or extra teeth
  • Spacing and gaps between the teeth
  • Overbites or underbites
  • Incorrect jaw position
  • Disorder of the jaw joint

Properly aligned teeth and jaws have many benefits, including:

  • Reduced risk of wear and tear, chipping and tooth trauma over time
  • Easier to clean, helping to prevent cavities and tooth decay
  • Less prone to gingivitis and gum disease, which cause bone loss and tooth loss
  • Improved speech, as well as, proper chewing and digestion of food