What are some of the indications that braces might be required?

  • The upper front teeth protrude significantly over the lower teeth, or are “bucked” (there is excess overjet)
  • The upper front teeth cover most of the lower teeth vertically when taking a bite (deep bite)
  • The upper front teeth are aligned inside or behind the lower front teeth (cross bite or under bite)
  • The upper back teeth fit inside the lower back teeth on at least one side (posterior cross bite)
  • The upper and lower front teeth of a person do not meet when they bite (open bite)
  • The teeth are rotated, crowded, or overlap
  • The center of the lower and upper front teeth are not aligned
  • Thumb-or-finger-sucking habits that continue beyond six or seven years of age
  • Problems in chewing caused by poor “bite” of the teeth
  • Excessive or uneven wearing of teeth
  • Shifting of the lower jaw to a side when biting
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Significantly prominent teeth that causes gum recession
  • Baby teeth that are not falling out or which come in the way of new adult teeth

Please visit our “Before and After” page for more information on smile transformation.

Leave a Comment