Signs You Need Braces

Signs You Need Braces
Posted on 03/16/2021

People get braces at all different ages, and there is a strong chance you know someone who is undergoing orthodontic treatment. This might cause you to wonder: do I need braces? Niagara Orthodontics has enhanced the smiles of countless patients across the Niagara Peninsula, and each one is unique in his or her smile goals, concerns and treatment requirements. Read on to hear some of the reasons our patients need braces and why you might too.

Misaligned Teeth

Misaligned teeth, also called malocclusions, are probably the most obvious reason one might consider braces treatment. Whether you have an underbite, overbite, or crossbite, misaligned teeth can have an impact on both your oral health, and your confidence. Bringing teeth into alignment improves the overall aesthetics of the face, and prevents the teeth from jostling themselves further out of place, or grinding against each other and wearing down enamel. Getting orthodontic treatment can improve your speech, make it easier to chew, and prevent serious oral diseases later in life.


Are your teeth very sensitive, painful, or difficult to clean? Even if your teeth seem very straight, they could be crowded. This is when the size of your palette and jaw just can't accommodate the size of your teeth, causing pain and sensitivity where the teeth put pressure on each other. The lack of space between teeth also makes it very difficult to floss, which can result in bacterial build up, tooth decay and gum disease. Braces can gently guide your teeth into a more comfortable position, bringing your mouth relief and improved health.

Cosmetic Reasons

Even if your teeth are in good health, you might just not like the way they look. Getting braces for cosmetic reasons is a fast-growing trend, as people discover the confidence boost provided by straighter teeth! Beautiful teeth are not only a sign of good health, they also help cast all of your other features in the best light. Even if your teeth don't obviously require braces, they can always help boost your confidence, and overall health.

Contact Your Niagara Peninsula Orthodontist

If you want to know what orthodontic treatments are necessary or recommended for you to achieve your dream smile, make an appointment with our specialists at Niagara Orthodontics. We provide you with a full consultation, and personalized treatment plan, tailored to your preference, financial ability, and lifestyle. Braces are one of the most accessible and effective ways to improve your smile, so contact us today or request an appointment to get started!