Top 5 Signs That You Need Braces

orthodontist BlacktownBraces might not be the most attractive solution to fixing your smile, but the reality is that this orthodontic treatment has been proven to greatly improve your appearance and your oral health over time. As you grow older, signs start appearing that indicate you need braces. If you ignore these signs, it’s very likely that your teeth will continue to drift out of alignment, which can result in all sorts of dental complications, including gum disease and tooth decay. Here are some of the most common signs that you should visit an orthodontist Blacktown  right away.


Overbite, or not biting evenly, is one of the most common causes of tooth misalignment. If your Blacktown dentist notices a pronounced overbite (or under bite), he or she will likely recommend braces. With an overbite, your upper teeth extend out farther than your lower teeth, so you’re essentially always pushing them down into your gums when you chew or bite into something.

Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is created when your teeth are misaligned. When the upper and lower front teeth don’t line up properly, they will appear too large in relation to their neighbouring teeth. In addition, you may find that your lips or cheeks push out and overlap on either side of your mouth (giving you a sort of duck-face appearance). The best way to fix a gummy smile is through braces.

Short Teeth

If your teeth are shorter than they should be, you’re probably going to have trouble eating certain foods and even speaking properly. Everyone’s mouth is different, so it’s hard to say exactly how short is too short. If there are gaps between your upper and lower front teeth when you bite down, consider getting braces before problems arise.

Crowded Teeth

Even if your Blacktown dentist tells you that your teeth aren’t crowded, one simple way to tell if you need braces is by looking at them. If two or more of your teeth overlap, or fit together at an angle, it’s likely that you have some crowding. Crowded teeth can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so fixing them sooner rather than later is generally a good idea.

Excessive Overbite

An overbite is a difference in tooth length between your upper and lower teeth. Most people with overbites do not require orthodontic treatment—in fact, it’s actually considered normal for a human to have an overbite. However, there are cases where an overbite is severe enough that braces or other forms of orthodontic treatment are needed.

For more queries on your bite problems, please get in touch with our team. We offer precise treatment plan through or Microscopic Dentistry Blacktown.