Braces Realign Your Teeth Through Routine Adjustments

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How do I know if I need braces? You may find yourself asking this very question. Your teeth may feel correct, but chances are, you’ve never had any adjustments to know otherwise. You may need braces if you suffer from any of the following abnormalities:

– Deep bite or closed bite: an excessive form of overbite caused by the lower front teeth biting behind the upper front teeth
– Open bite: occurs when the top and bottom incisors do not connect when biting
– Spacing issues: too much space, or abnormal gaps between teeth
– Crossbite: occurs when the protruding lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw
– Overbite (also called an overjet, or referred to as “buck teeth”): occurs when the upper front teeth (the incisors) protrude out further than the lower front teeth
– Overcrowded teeth: occurs when there is not enough space between the teeth, which can cause teeth to bend and protrude
– Other bad bite issues: extra or missing teeth, misalignments, irregularities in the teeth, gums, jaw, or face
– Underbite (sometimes referred to as “bulldog teeth”): occurs when the lower front teeth (the incisors) protrude out farther than the upper front teeth
– Misplaced midline: occurs when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth

If you would like to learn more about orthodontic braces, or inquire about all our dental services, please call A Dental Care at to talk to a member of our team, or stop by our office in Houston, Texas. We look forward to helping you soon!