What Are Some Reasons to Wear Braces?

Welcome to A&A Orthodontics, specialists in children and adult orthodontics, where we serve patients in the Avon, Sandusky, and Wadsworth, Ohio area. Our skilled orthodontists, Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla and Dr. Inayat Asha are happy to serve all of your orthodontic needs, as well as your children’s.

Why do people need braces? In the case of your children, early to mid-adolescence is a time when the human body develops and changes dramatically. One of these changes is that your child loses all of 20 baby teeth to make room for their 32 permanent teeth. It is not uncommon for some or even many of these permanent teeth to come in out of alignment, at least to some degree, requiring orthodontic intervention.

There are a variety of reasons why Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla and Dr. Inayat Asha may recommend wearing braces. Most often it is related to alignment or over-crowding of the teeth. For those who have had a baby tooth extracted early due to advanced tooth decay or a tooth fracture, it increases the chances of alignment problems to develop.

Malocclusion, which is an overbite or under-bite where the upper or lower jaw is larger or is positioned further out from the other, can also be mitigated by wearing braces.

How far the teeth are out of alignment or how much of an over or under-bite one has will influence the length of time for wearing braces.

If you think you might need braces, or you would like to learn more about being fitted for braces, please feel free to call A&A Orthodontics at a location nearest you to schedule an appointment with our dedicated team. We are excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

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