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How braces work
Braces work by using wires to slowly pull your teeth into place of the course of several months. It’s that simple! They can fix an overjet, a gap or crooked teeth, easy.
Braces might need a little help from some other devices. Expanders pull and chin straps restrict to reshape your jaw as well as your teeth.
What will happen if I need braces, but don’t get them?
Lots of not-so-pleasant things. Crooked, crowded teeth can get worse. And because tilted teeth are so hard to clean, you’re more at risk for tooth decay, gum disease and other health issues. On top of all that, you may experience chronic headaches, face or neck pain. Don’t wait to get braces if you need them!
Are adults able to get braces?
Yes! People of all ages can see great results with braces. However, it’s important to note that it’s a lot easier to shift teeth and change bone structures while you’re young because your growing body is much more pliable.
Some conditions, like underbites, need to be corrected early. That’s why it’s vital to schedule regular orthodontic checkups for your child after they turn 7.