Signs You Need Braces

August 18, 2021

Have you thought about getting braces? Although your teeth may look and feel straight, braces are used for more than just cosmetic reasons. In fact, there are many orthodontic problems that can be adjusted with braces. There are subtle signs that you may need braces, even if you think your teeth are straight enough. At Utah Orthodontic Care, we are passionate about providing functional smiles at an affordable price with our monthly orthodontic payments. We believe that every patient in the state of Utah deserves a beautiful smile that is aligned to help them chew and speak properly on a daily basis.

Crowded Teeth

Crowding is the most common sign you need braces. Braces can help with even minor crowding that may not seem like any issue. Crowding means there is not enough space for all of your teeth and it can make it difficult to clean in between each tooth. These difficulties can quickly lead to cavities,built up plaque and tartar and gum disease. Avoid these dental issues by getting braces for your crowded teeth!


Although gaps and spaces normally are not harmful in terms of dental or orthodontic health, they can be unwanted. If you don’t love the gap between your teeth, let Utah Orthodontic Care help you. Teen and adult braces can easily adjust the gap or spaces between your teeth for a more aesthetically pleasing smile.


An overbite occurs when the upper teeth overlap the bottom teeth. Unfortunately, overbites can lead to extreme tooth wear as well as gum recession, and they put you at a higher risk of front tooth trauma.


An underbite is the opposite of an overbite, the bottom teeth overlap the top teeth. Most patients with an underbite experience issues chewing and biting. Additionally, patients with an underbite might have imbalanced facial features because of the way their teeth and jaw are aligned. Braces can help with these issues.


A crossbite is an in-between of an overbite and underbite and a sign you need braces. Patients with a crossbite will exhibit some upper teeth overlapping their bottom teeth and at the same time, some bottom teeth overlapping their top teeth. This is an abnormal bite and should definitely not go untreated.

Open Bite

An open bite occurs when a patient bites down but their top teeth and bottom teeth do not touch. This can cause problems chewing, biting,and potentially speaking clearly. If you are experiencing an open bite, contact Utah Orthodontic Care to see if braces would be a good option for you!

Schedule Your First Appointment for Braces at Utah Orthodontic Care!

If you have noticed one of these signs that you need braces, contact Utah Orthodontic Care! Our team of highly skilled orthodontists, general dentists, and specially trained staff will evaluate your smile, alignment, and jaw to determine if you’d be a good candidate for braces. Additionally, we ensure that braces can fit into anyone’s budget with our monthly orthodontic payments. Discover how braces can transform your smile today!