Most people thought braces are to make us look better. That’s not wrong. In fact, we’ve discussed how orthodontics treatment or braces can bring us a tighter set of teeth and can even change how our faces look. But braces are more than that.


1. Cleaning

When your teeth are in a messy alignment or mild alignment, your teeth might overlap each other and it might be difficult for you to brush properly. No matter how hard you try, there are two surfaces that your toothbrush just can’t reach in and clean. This can lead to plaque buildup thus tooth decay or gum problems. By fixing the alignment and the position of your teeth, you’re able to clean your teeth better and easier in the long run.

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2. Occlusion/Bite

I have patients looking for a replacement for a missing tooth that got extracted due to a very bad decay. In certain cases, instead of giving a bridge, a danger, or an implant, we can actually consider using braces to close up this space or using braces to correct the alignment before giving you a permanent replacement like an implant to make sure your biting forces are balanced in the long run.


Strong teeth and healthy gums are important. Dental the braces or orthodontic treatment move your teeth by modifying your jawbone. If you’re a healthy patient with a healthy set of teeth and no significant gum problem, you’re most probably fitted for braces. Adults tend to have more dental problems compared to a child or adolescents due to years of wear and tear medical problems or bad habits like smoking.

Prior to your business treatment, your dentist will usually perform a detailed assessment as well as take x-rays to assess if you have any tooth decay, gum diseases, or other diseases. If you have any dental problem, it is not the end of the world. You still can get braces done after getting a tooth decay fill-up or any other necessary treatment to ensure your dental and gums health.

Your teeth will move if you are on braces. However, it might take a long time and you might need more than braces in an actively growing child or adolescent. We can carry out a form of autonomic treatment called growth modification, in which we utilize the growth phase of the patient to modify their facial bone growth so that their teeth and jaw can be guided into the proper position. Most adults have stopped growing, making it harder to correct more severe mild alignment. In simple cases that wouldn’t be a problem. But certain patients with severe improper teeth or jaw relation might require surgery on top of their autoerotic treatment, commonly known as orthognathic surgery. Of course, cases vary from patient to patient and are not always a direct result of a person’s age.

Conventional braces might not be the best-looking thing on earth and most people don’t want to get them because of their appearance. But there are other types of braces popular among adults, which include lingual braces, ceramic braces, or clear aligners.

Different cases require different treatment plans. If you’re in your 30s, 40s, 50s, or even 60s, you can always consult your nearest dentist to get the best advice on your authentic treatment.

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