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Signs that It’s Time to Get Braces

If you’ve been sick for multiple days without any signs of getting better, you know it’s time to go to the doctor.

If there’s a sharp pain in your tooth that won’t go away, it’s time to go to the dentist.

But how do you know when it’s time to go and see an orthodontist? Generally, the sooner the better. Alignment and bite issues tend to only get worse over time.

The good news is, with orthodontists like Cosmopolitan Orthodontist, your initial consultation is free. Now, if you’re still not sure whether or not it’s time to bring yourself or your child to the orthodontist, here’s some additional guidance.

For Children

Permanent teeth start coming in around the age of 7. Once this begins, it’s a great time to bring them to the orthodontist. The orthodontist will be able to take an x-ray, chart growth patterns, and identify alignment issues as they’re happening.

Once most of the adult teeth are in, it’s probably time for braces. The most common way to correct alignment is with braces or clear aligners like Invisalign Teen, typically between the age of 10 and 14.  Even if you miss that window, it’s certainly not too late to see the orthodontist.

For Adults

Do you find yourself trying to hide your teeth when you smile? Do you have difficulties properly biting your teeth together? Do you suffer from teeth grinding (bruxism) or unexplainable bad breath (halitosis)?

Then it’s time for you to get braces.

There are many adults who suffer from issues braces can fix, and yet, they put off going to the orthodontist. As an adult, the right time to get braces is now. The sooner you get them, the sooner you can have them off and spend your days smiling.

Now is the Time to See an Orthodontist

Whether you’re ready for braces or not, it’s best to go to the orthodontist now and figure out what’s going on in your mouth. For braces or Invisalign in Prior Lake or Lakeville, contact Cosmopolitan Orthodontist today.

We’ll help you decide when the right time is to get braces and achievement your best smile ever.