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What Are Some Signs That I Need Braces?

August 31, 2022
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Posted By: Baller Dental & Ortho at Southlands

It used to be the case that you either got braces as an adolescent or not at all. This is no longer the case, and the American Association of Orthodontics estimates that as many as 1 in 4 orthodontic patients is an adult.

Why Do Adults Seek Orthodontic Treatment?

One reason adults seek treatment is that it’s not always possible for children who need braces to get them due to finances, inconvenience, or lack of access to treatment. At Baller Dental & Ortho at Southlands, Dr. Holly Baller provides orthodontic treatment options for patients of all ages.

Fortunately, braces work at any age because it’s the same physiological process, whether you’re 15 or 50. Treatment may take a little longer as an adult, but thanks to Invisalign clear aligners, the process is discreet, comfortable, and convenient.

5 Signs That You Might Need Braces

Visibly crooked or crowded teeth are the most noticeable indication that you can benefit from orthodontics. The following is a list of other signs to look for that could indicate the need for braces:

  1. You find it difficult to brush and floss around crooked teeth.
  2. You often bite or cut your tongue or cheeks with your teeth
  3. Your upper and lower teeth don’t close over each other properly when you close your mouth.
  4. Your jaws make clicking sounds when you chew
  5. Your jaw experiences stress or fatigue after chewing food

Types of Orthodontics We Offer

Of course, the only way to know if you need braces or Invisalign is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Baller. She is a dentist in Aurora, CO, with extensive experience working in orthodontics. Her expertise allows her to offer treatment options for all ages, including:

  • Invisalign clear braces
  • Traditional ceramic or metal braces
  • Airway orthodontics for sleep apnea
  • Myobrace treatment for children

Everyone’s needs are unique, and during your evaluation, Dr. Baller will examine your mouth and dental bite and take comfortable digital impressions and x-rays. The results will help her pinpoint the underlying cause and recommend the most suitable treatment in your case.

Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment with Us

We love welcoming new patients to our comfortable, spa-like dental office in Aurora, CO, and we hope to hear from you soon! Dr. Baller is also pleased to serve patients in the surrounding communities of Southlands, Southshore, Tallyn’s Reach, Beacon Point, Blackstone, Wheatlands, and beyond. 

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