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Having brackets and wires on your teeth is not the only way you can get braces. You can get them just on your bottom teeth! If your upper teeth are straight and do not need straightening to improve your oral health, get braces on your bottom teeth only. While your bottom teeth may not be much visible when you smile, crooked bottom teeth might be very noticeable when you talk and may also pose a health risk.

In some cases, however, you may think you only need braces on your bottom teeth but find that you actually need them on both rows.

Why Should You Get Braces? 

You may only think that your bottom teeth need to be straightened, but it is essential to remember that braces do more than adjust your teeth’ appearance. One of the most significant benefits of braces is bite correction. While many people may not notice a problem with their bite, having a misalignment can cause a person to grind their teeth, contribute to Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, and even make it difficult to chew food properly.

Misaligned Bite

Having a misaligned bite is one of the biggest reasons your orthodontist will recommend you get braces on both upper and lower teeth, even if one of those rows appears to be reasonably straight.

Braces are not just about looks. While someone can have a fine bite with a few crooked teeth that braces can quickly fix, crowded and twisted teeth can have effects on your bite. You could have a bite issue and not even realize it.

Visit Your Orthodontist 

The main purpose of braces is to not only straighten teeth but also to make sure they all fit and work together.

Your orthodontist just doesn’t want to provide you with straighter teeth but the healthiest possible mouth. Under the right conditions, it is possible to get these dental instruments on your bottom teeth, but only after consulting your orthodontist and talking about the right solution for your health.

To book an appointment with Pearl Dentistry, call at 713.766.4389.