These Are Signs That You Need To Get Orthodontic Braces Now


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A great smile can go a long way, especially as your teeth are one of the first things people notice when they first meet you. Sometimes it may be obvious that you or your child needs orthodontic treatment as there are common signs to look out for. However, are there other signs that could indicate someone needs braces?

Let’s explore some of the signs to watch out for that show you need orthodontic braces

Overcrowded teeth 

This is the most common sign that someone needs orthodontic treatment and can happen when there isn’t enough space in the mouth to allow the teeth to line-up properly. With overcrowding, teeth look tightly packed together and overlapping occurs.  


This refers to the gaps or spaces between the teeth which indicates that there is too much room in the mouth. It is common for this to happen as children’s jaws grow bigger but their baby teeth remain and is nothing to worry about. However if this continues as their adult teeth develop this could be a sign that there is a mismatch of jaw and teeth size.  

Not being able to bite properly

If your teeth fit comfortably together when you bite down, then you’re fine. However, if they don’t this could be a sign that you have an incorrect bite. This could look like the following:

  • Overbite. Upper front teeth stick out much further than the bottom teeth.
  • Underbite. Bottom front teeth stick out much further than the top front teeth. 
  • Crossbite. One or more of the upper teeth sits behind the lower teeth.
  • Openbite. Top and bottom teeth are unable to touch when the jaws are closed. 

Misalignment of the jaw

Trouble chewing or jaw pain could indicate that orthodontic treatment is needed as your jaw is misaligned. Sometimes the jaws go in a direction that the person didn’t intend them to go, the jaws slip out frequently or you feel serious tension in your jaw, with any of these symptoms get in touch with an orthodontist who will be able to help. 


Knowing what to look out for when it comes to orthodontic treatment can help you take the worry out of making the decision, especially for your child. However, our team of expert Orthodontics are dedicated to providing exceptional care and treatment so that you or your child can enjoy a healthy and perfect smile. Call to book your appointment now on 0161 998 2622.

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