Many teenagers wonder why they need to wear braces.
Is it all about cosmetics or is there something more important?
Back in the days of the cave men, teenagers were only two or three feet tall.
But over the last 10,000 years, people have got bigger. While our mouths have got a little bigger, our teeth got a lot bigger.
As a result, teeth no longer fit correctly into most people’s mouths.
While improving your smile is a great reason for getting braces, there are more important problems that can arise if you don’t deal with crooked teeth.
Digestion Problems: If your teeth are not straight, you will not be able to chew your food correctly and this can lead to stomach problems
Dental Problems: If you don’t deal with crooked teeth early on, your teeth will be hard to clean, and you will face gum problems and greater wear on your teeth.
Breathing problem: As you get older the roof of your mouth can sometimes partially block the air passages in your nose making you snore loudly. The risk of this can be reduced by having braces.
Truth is about 70% of teenagers need braces and therefore having braces will not make you feel different to most of your friends.