Are you wondering whether you could benefit from orthodontic treatment? Wondering if it’s the right time to bring your child in for a consultation? While many people can benefit from braces not everyone fully understands what orthodontic treatment can do for them. Our Sioux Falls, SD, orthodontist, Dr. Chris Wermerson, is here to explain the many benefits of having our orthodontic team on your side and when you should consider coming in for an evaluation.
You are embarrassed by your smile
If you find yourself offering up close-lipped smiles because teeth are crooked, there are gaps in your smile or you are dealing with other misalignments then it might be time to visit our Sioux Falls orthodontic specialist to find out if braces could give you a more confident smile. A smile can truly make or break your confidence, so if you find yourself unhappy with your smile then braces might be able to help.
You have a misaligned or crooked smile
This is the most common and obvious reason people visit an orthodontist. Everyone from children to adults can benefit from what orthodontic treatment has to offer. If you are dealing with these issues then orthodontic treatment could certainly benefit you:
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
You want to promote better oral health
This isn’t something most people think about when they think about getting orthodontic treatment; however, a misaligned smile is also prone to decay and other issues. Think about it: if teeth are crowding or overlapping each other it can be difficult to remove plaque from these areas, leaving certain teeth susceptible to decay. Orthodontic treatment can boost your oral health and reduce your risk of cavities.
When should I see an orthodontist?
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to visiting an orthodontist. If you are considering whether your child should get orthodontic treatment then they should come in around 7 years old, when permanent teeth are starting to erupt. Early orthodontic intervention could mean faster treatment for your child.
Of course, teens and adults can also benefit from a consultation. There are even braces out there such as Invisalign that cater exclusively to teens and adults, so don’t think it’s ever too late to get braces.
Wermerson Orthodontics is proud to serve patients in the greater Sioux Falls, SD area including the Brandon, Harrisburg, Tea and surrounding areas. If you have been considering braces for yourself or your little one then it’s the perfect time to call and schedule a consultation with us.