Why Do I Need Braces?

shutterstock_623553215When we think of braces, we most often think of children and young adults. This is mainly because their facial structures develop between the ages of 11 and 17, making them ideal candidates for treatment. Since their faces have already fully developed, adults may need additional procedures to achieve the same results.

Another common misconception is that braces are only necessary to correct aesthetic issues. After all, no one sets out to have a poorly aligned jaw, crooked, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite. For some, braces are just another step on the road to a healthier smile. For those in need, participating in orthodontic treatment using braces can prevent:

  • Tooth decay
  • Enamel erosion
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Speech and chewing issues
  • Jaw problems

If you are suffering from any of these issues, consult a professional orthodontist at Cottage Dental Care to see if you may benefit from braces in Bloomington IL.

Regardless of Age, Cottage Dental Care Can Help

shutterstock_438353101When seeking braces in Bloomington IL, it may be helpful to determine what kind of braces you want. This depends mainly on what is best for the degree of correction you need, but you should also consider what you are comfortable wearing as well as the cost associated with less noticeable options.

Traditional braces are the typical metal brackets and wires that everyone first pictures when they hear the word. Though they are the least expensive, they are also the most obvious.

Ceramic braces use clear brackets. These are harder to notice, but can stain easily if not properly taken care of.

Lingual braces are like traditional braces, except they are placed on the backs of your teeth. This option is more conspicuous, but can also be much more difficult to clean and adjust.

Invisalign, most popular amongst adults, is a clear plastic mold that is customized to fit your teeth. This method is not available to younger children and is not effective for fixing severe dental issues.

Contact Us for Braces in Bloomington IL

If you would like to be evaluated for braces in Bloomington IL, call Cottage Dental Care at 309-828-1463. For your convenience, we are located nearby at 2206 Cottage Avenue in Bloomington IL. We are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.