“Teeth are always in style!” – Dr. Seuss
Smiling is a part of our personality and we all want a perfect grin that exposes our white, clean and aligned teeth, don’t we? Well, whilst some people are naturally blessed with great teeth, a huge number of us might need dental treatments to get that ideal smile. A survey suggests that only in the US alone, over 5 million people wear braces and 25% of them are adults! (Which means that you’re never too old to get a splendid smirk!)
Ideally, you should book an appointment with a dentist to get your teeth examined. A good dentist’s advice is the best way to go about it because everyone has a unique pair of teeth. But, if you want to self-examine, here are five signs that you may need braces:
1) You have difficulty in biting and chewing
If you have issues in biting your food and struggle with chewing food properly, your teeth might not be perfectly aligned. If your upper and lower set of teeth are not positioned properly, you might be having an ‘overbite’, ‘crossbite’ or ‘underbite’ which can be treated with braces.
2) You have space between your teeth
If you have small or uneven sized teeth, or if the space between your teeth is more than usual (also known as diastema), then you can have issues with munching on food. Spacing can be fixed by braces.
3) Your teeth are crooked
Often individuals with crooked teeth aren’t satisfied with their physical appearance which causes low self-esteem. It may also cause people to hide their smile or be insecure about it. In today’s world, dental procedures can award you the smile you deserve. You can view the best dentists to get braces from in Dubai, UAE here.
4) Food gets stuck in your teeth
If you brush your teeth but your meal still remains stuck between your teeth, then you probably need to get your teeth aligned. If food stuck between teeth isn’t brushed off properly, cavities can form which may result in permanent tooth decay damage.
5) Your dentist recommends that you get braces
If you do not see an obvious reason to get braces but your dentist has advised you to get them, you probably should! Remember, the procedure will only last a few months or years but the results will be worth it! If you’re scared of getting braces, consult a good dental expert who can walk you through the steps.
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Your teeth are a part of your identity and it is only natural to want the best for them. Like they say, “Life is short, smile till you still have teeth!”
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