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Five Tell-tale Signs that you need Dental Braces

Crooked, crowded and out-of-place teeth are a common problem in the UK, with an estimated 202,000 adults and children undergoing orthodontic treatment in the last year to correct such issues. Now, more than ever, adults are demanding treatment for their misaligned teeth, feeling that they may have missed out as children. But what are the obvious signs to look out for if you think you need braces?


Crooked or crowded appearance

Probably the most common sign that you need dental braces is crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth. If you look in the mirror every day and feel unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, this may be a good time to seek advice on the different treatments available. Remember that many modern braces treatments are virtually invisible so you can undergo treatment without other people realising.


Difficultly cleaning

Difficultly cleaning

From a functional perspective, difficulty when cleaning your teeth is a primary sign that you may require braces to straighten your teeth. When teeth are crooked and out of place it can be very awkward and time consuming to brush the teeth and floss effectively. This, in itself, is a good enough reason to investigate your options for teeth straightening as not only will treatment improve the appearance of your smile but will enable you to clean your teeth efficiently, helping you to maintain good oral health.


Being ashamed to smile

Being ashamed to smile

If you find yourself hiding your mouth when speaking, or avoiding situations where you will be laughing excessively, it may be a sign that you are ready to discuss treatments for the elements of your smile that are making you unhappy. Nobody should have to hide their enjoyment of life so if this is happening to you please talk to your orthodontist about the suitability of dental braces.


Jaw and joint problems

These problems are often caused when the teeth don’t meet correctly as it puts strain on the jaw muscles. If you find that you are having pain in your jaw or joints around the head and neck, this may be a sign that your misaligned teeth require correction.


When you’ve had enough

Ultimately only you will know when you have reached that point when your out-of-place teeth are making your life miserable. It may be that you have just started a new job that will be very client-facing and don’t want to be embarrassed to smile, or it could be that you are getting married in the future and want to smile with ease on your big day. Whatever the reason it is never too late to start orthodontic treatment. Contact Northenden House today and make an appointment to talk about your options for an improved smile.