How to know if I need dental braces

Most people think that dental braces are only for fixing crooked teeth. However, this is not the only reason to start an orthodontics treatment. Some decades ago, dental braces were restricted to a few upper-class individuals. However, these last years there has been an “orthodontics revolution”, which not only means that traditional dental braces are way cheaper than before, but there are several types of orthodontic treatments available in the market which adapt to the client’s needs.

So, going back: how do you really know if you actually do need dental braces? Well, in this article we will tell you if you really need to start an orthodontic treatment. Grab a mirror and follow these steps.

You have crooked teeth.

This is the most obvious reason for getting braces, is what we call dental crowding. Get the mirror and look at your teeth. Normally, teeth start crowding at the front; however, molars can also be crooked. If they are indeed crooked, you may need to start planning on getting braces. That is because crooked teeth are not only a cosmetic problem, but they can host bacteria way easier than normal teeth, causing problems in the future.

Spaced teeth

The space between the teeth is known as diastema. For one’s bite to be normal there needs to not be space between your teeth. Diastemas are usually located in the front, just as with crowding. So, if you see spaces between your teeth with your mirror, you may need an orthodontic treatment.

Misaligned teeth

If you have some teeth that are out of their row, you may need braces. Check if you have any teeth that are outside their intended space (double check your canines). If this is the case, you may need to get dental braces to get them in their place.

Open bite and deep bite

An open bite can be caused by a continuous mechanical stimulus such as thumb sucking. There are other causes, but if you see that when you close your jaw, there is a space between your upper and lower row of teeth, you may need to go to the dentist to know if braces are needed.

Also, if your upper teeth cover your lower teeth when biting we have what is called a deep bite. A deep bite is a serious problem that also affects the jaw, leading to problems such as misaligned jaw, migraines, earache, and more, which is why you need to contact an orthodontist as soon as possible.

Where can I get a professional assessment in the Phoenix Metro area?

If you are looking for affordable dental braces, and you live in the State of Arizona, you should come to Somos Dental. In Somos Dental we have been offering emergency and elective treatment during the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We offer dental braces as cheap as 99$ a month; and we also have other orthodontic options such as Invisalign. In Somos Dental we clean and disinfect every single surface; our dentists and orthodontists wear facemasks and we only see one client at the time.

Get your braces for only $1,999 and get a free laptop

Until the end of this month (August 31st), you can get your dental braces as cheap as $1,999 and also get our back-to-school special, which includes a free laptop for your school zoom meetings. You can check the terms and conditions right here.


How can I contact you?

We have different contact options, such as Facebook Messenger, phone call, Whatsapp, or e-mail. We are located in 5 different points: Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa, and Camelback. Give us a call at 623-232-0089 if you have any questions.

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