Signs That You May Need Braces

Signs That You May Need Braces

If you have noticed an uneven bite or crookedness in your teeth, you may be wondering if you need braces. While these are two key indicators that orthodontic treatment is needed, there are quite a few different signs to watch for. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common signs that you may need braces.


Crooked Teeth

Having a crooked teeth are typically one of the most common signs that you are likely in need of orthodontic treatment.


Crooked teeth occur as a result of any number of reasons, including:


  • Insufficient space in the mouth
  • Facial injury
  • Jaw size
  • Jaw not properly aligned
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Pacifier use/thumb sucking


Crooked teeth increase the risk of tooth decay, as it is very difficult to get between the spaces to clean. They may also lead to self-esteem or confidence issues for the individual.


Your crooked teeth can be treated with braces, and after treatment has been completed, the patient will enjoy a straight and even smile that they will be excited to show off.

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Gaps or Spaces in Smile

If there are irregular gaps or spaces in your smile, you may be an ideal candidate for orthodontic treatment.


Gaps in the teeth may occur due to the following reasons:


  • Genetic predisposition
  • Pacifier use/thumb sucking
  • Incompatible jaw and teeth size
  • Thick frenum (tissue that connects the upper lip to the gum tissue)


Gaps or spaces in the smile can be treated with braces by pulling the teeth together and into a more ideal position.


Underbite or Overbite (Malocclusion)

An underbite occurs when the lower teeth protrude farther than the upper teeth.


Patients with an underbite experience protruding lower teeth. In severe cases, the lower arch of teeth protrudes extremely far forward and away from the upper arch of teeth, causing the patient’s condition to be very visibly noticeable.


An overbite occurs when the upper arch of teeth protrudes farther than the lower arch of teeth. In the case of an overbite, the two front teeth tend to be very visibly noticeable, even when the patient is not smiling.


Overbites and underbites are not only aesthetic issues; it is quite common for patients with malocclusion issues to experience pain or discomfort with chewing or biting, as well.


Malocclusions can be corrected with orthodontic treatment, allowing the patient to enjoy a beautiful and functional smile.


CaliSmile Orthodontics: Best Orthodontist in Encino and West Hills, CA

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for braces is to undergo a consultation with your trusted orthodontist. For the best orthodontic treatment in Los Angeles County, trust in CaliSmile Orthodontics.


Dr. Amir Dehghan has over 17 years of experience practicing both cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry. He will work with you to achieve the smile of your dreams.


CaliSmile Orthodontics has locations in both Encino and West Hills, California. We offer both traditional fixed orthodontic treatment and Invisalign.


For a free orthodontic consultation in one of our Los Angeles County dental offices, give us a call anytime at (310) 710-6527 or fill out our online appointment request form.

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Traditional Metal or Clear Braces Braces for Adults



Traditional Metal or Clear Braces

No one is too old to get their dream smile. That is why Dr. Amir Dehghan welcomes patients of all ages to embark on the journey to a healthy, confident smile. If you are considering getting braces for adults in Los Angeles County, meet with Dr. Amir and see how you can benefit from our high-quality and affordable braces.

Dr. Amir provides a variety of orthodontic treatments, and through an individualized and careful process, he will help you find one that matches all of your personal needs and goals. At his practice, you have access not only to traditional metal braces but also to options like clear braces, allowing you to transform your teeth without anyone noticing. These clear braces help you sustain a natural, professional look during your treatment. Another unnoticeable option is clear aligners (Invisalign) which you can get more information about on the Invisalign page.

What are the differences between traditional metal braces and clear aligners (Invisalign)?

The classic metal braces are made out of resistant, reliable stainless steel, designed with brackets that are attached to the front of each tooth and connected with a wire. This design moves the teeth into ideal positions. Today, traditional metal braces come in a variety of colors, materials, and styles, making them more enjoyable to wear.

Clear aligners (Invisalign) are made of durable plastic. They accomplish the same straightening tasks as metal braces without the use of brackets or wires. Clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, and they are built for comfort and easy removal. In the initial consultation, Dr. Amir will review all viable treatment options and help you decide if clear aligners are right for you. 

Benefits of metal braces:

Superb orthodontic treatment will help you not only feel confident with your smile, but also avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, TMJ/TMD pain, and irregular wear of tooth enamel.

Consider using traditional braces for getting a more beautiful smile: They are backed with more years of research than any other oral treatment available. Traditional braces are also more efficient for complex dental issues. Additionally, because they are not removable, there is no way to lose them or forget to put them back in. To learn more about the benefits of our affordable braces and other orthodontic treatments, we welcome you to call or visit us today. We look forward to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier smile!

Book your complimentary consultation and get $1,500 off on braces or Invisalign. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can complete our request form below. 

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