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5 Signs You Might Need Orthodontic Treatment

Braces straighten teeth, improve your jaw’s alignment, and give you a confident smile…but how do you know if you need them? At Hutta & Hutta Orthodontics, we are proud to offer our patients a variety of orthodontic treatments, including Damon Braces—the cutting-edge technology that does much more than just align your teeth. Below are five signs that you may need orthodontic treatment.

  1. You have regular headaches.

Headaches can stem from a myriad of sources, and one of them is from jaw problems. Misaligned teeth can directly affect the jaw and lead to headaches. TMD refers to dysfunction in your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). This dysfunction in your jaw joints can cause pain to radiate through your face, head, and neck. Depending on your situation, braces can sometimes fix the underlying cause of TMJ —misaligned teeth—and cure those pesky headaches!

  1. Cleaning your teeth is difficult.

Have you ever found out that you have another cavity despite taking great care of your smile? With straight teeth, it is easier to remove debris, food particles, and plaque from teeth with brushing and flossing. If it’s not an easy process for you to thoroughly clean all surfaces of your teeth, misalignment could be to blame. With a straighter smile, your teeth will be healthier. Why not get rid of misalignment? Your dentist will thank you!

  1. You often bite your tongue or cheek.

If you constantly deal with annoying self-inflicted biting injuries, braces might be for you! If you have misaligned teeth or a misaligned bite, you may be likely to accidentally bite down on your tongue or inner cheek—no matter how coordinated your eating habits are. Get braces and say goodbye to biting your tongue!

  1. Your teeth do not fit together comfortably when closing your mouth.

If your teeth do not seem to fit together upon closing your mouth, your bite is likely misaligned. This has a significant effect on your jaw’s appearance and your ability to chew and speak properly. A set of braces could reveal a jawline you did not know you even had. A more comfortable, healthy, and beautiful smile is waiting for you on the other end of your treatment! 

  1. You dont love your smile.

Even without other health issues present, if you wish you had a better smile, braces are for you! Using braces will deliver that extra confidence boost you’ve been wanting. Imagine going out and having the smile you’ve always wanted, taking great photos, and receiving compliments…that sounds like a win-win to us!

If you are interested in learning what orthodontic treatment could do for you, feel free to contact us at 614-423-8177 to schedule your appointment. At Hutta & Hutta Orthodontics, we are proud to help patients get their best smile, and we look forward to meeting you!