Why Braces Treatment is More Than Making You Smile

Braces Treatment

Braces are right for you not only to help you flash the perfect smile, but braces treatment will help you solve so many other dental issues very easily.

These orthodontic problems, if left untreated, can cause a wide variety of issues like tooth decay, gum problems and cause difficulty in biting and chewing.

Braces treatment can help you solve a wide variety of problems:


When your upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth, it can wear your teeth out. Though a slight overbite is normal, your orthodontist will determine if braces are needed in severe cases.


The opposite of an overbite, this is a condition where the lower front teeth overlap the upper front teeth when your mouth is closed. People with this dental condition have a prominent lower jaw.

Problems of misaligned teeth (overbite and underbite) can be solved easily with the help of .


Unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth because of a misalignment between the upper and lower jaws is called a crossbite. In rare and very extreme cases that involve repeated use of the lower jaw, people who suffer from a crossbite may get facial asymmetry.


An open bite is when your upper front teeth and lower front teeth don’t touch when your mouth is closed.

This means your molars will face excessive wear and tear when biting down on chewy foods, like apples. In extreme cases, it might cause a speech impairment or a lisp.


Overlapping teeth can cause dental hygiene problems since it’s tough to reach such corners in your mouth with a toothbrush. Braces treatment can stop crowding from issues like periodontal disease and dental decay.

Teeth Gap

That extra gap between your teeth can become a magnet for food and plaque and cause oral hygiene problems. Your orthodontist can correct this with the help of braces.

Upper Teeth Protrusion

Teeth straightening treatment from your friendly neighborhood orthodontist can correct the problem when the upper front teeth extend in front of the lower front teeth.

Unmatched Dental Midlines

Unmatched dental midlines are caused when there is a misalignment between the upper front teeth and lower front teeth.

This might cause jaw problems and other dental hygiene problems.

Periodontal Problems

Perio is the Greek word for ‘around,’ and ‘dontal’ means teeth. Periodontal problems are infections that affect the gums and are a long term effect of misaligned teeth.

Dental plaque and food getting stuck in teeth can cause a gum infection, which can lead to more severe problems, like the infection spreading to the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone.

Braces can help in teeth straightening by slowly re-aligning your teeth. Braces are not only essential to put a smile on your face, but can save you from a plethora of frightening dental problems.

Putnam Orthodontics will ensure that you can keep smiling your best smile. Don’t forget to make an appointment with our expert orthodontists in Carmel and Briarcliff so we can help you get the smile you deserve!

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Dr. Satish Pai

Dr. Satish Pai – an Ivy League trained dentist and a faculty at Columbia University, believes that a perfect smile not only makes a person look great but feel great while boosting confidence.  As the founder of Putnam Orthodontics, he is dedicated to not only creating perfect smiles for his patients but also educating people with his engaging articles about all things related to a perfect smile and oral health. Spending time with his family always brings a smile on his face. 

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