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Check out our blog for detailed discussion about braces!
How to know if you need braces
Braces are commonly used to straighten teeth that aren’t in alignment. If you or your child need braces, the process can be expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient. But corrective dental braces do have a high rate of success, and they leave you with oral health benefits that go beyond a perfect smile. Braces are most often prescribed during childhood or early adolescence. Adults are also getting braces more frequently. In fact, 20 percent of people with braces today are adults. If you believe you or a family member could benefit from braces, it’s better to know sooner rather than later. Schedule a consultation with Dr.Phuong Tran today!
How to tell if your child needs braces?
If your child needs braces, it can be a little more difficult to tell. If a child has baby teeth that are crooked or crowded, it can be a sign that they will need braces in the future.
Other signs include:
breathing through the mouth
jaws that click or make other sounds
being prone to biting the tongue, roof of the mouth, or inside of the cheek accidentally
thumb-sucking or using a pacifier past the age of 2
early or late loss of baby teeth
teeth that don’t come together even when the mouth is shut completely
teeth that are crooked or crowded
Mason Dentistry offers both traditional braces and Invisalign. Call 832-777-7567 to schedule your consultation appointment today.