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Do I need braces?

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One of the most beautiful things about children is their smile. But if their unhealthy teeth are overshadowing their beautiful smile, you should see an orthodontist before they grow up and it is too late to get them to go to the orthodontist.

Their smile is not the only thing that is affected. If your child’s orthodontic problems are not addressed immediately, it will have a negative effect on their oral health. Therefore, it is very important for you to be able to identify the orthodontic problems in your children or yourself before they get serious. We will outline the signs that will help you to decide if your or your child needs the brace. If so you should immediately book a consult at Metamorphosis Orthodontics.



One of the most common reasons that people, especially kids, need orthodontic treatment such as braces is crowding. Crowding means that there is not enough space in the mouth for all the teeth. Unless this problem is treated and room made for all the teeth, the teeth just crowd each and end up looking very crooked. This problem can get worse over time as crowded, crooked teeth make for more difficult brushing and flossing. Teeth are not cleaned out properly, and this leads to other dental problems such as cavities.

Crowding can be treated with the help of an orthodontist who will space for the teeth and add braces to prevent any crowding problem in the future. Treatment at a young age is the best course as it will let your child avoid any future oral health problems. But adults can also get crowding fixed to avoid any more problems in the future.

Uncomfortable bite

Do you think your bite feels funny? When you bite down, do your teeth fit together in alignment? This may be because of an uncomfortable bite, and you will need braces to fix this problem. There are several types of bites:

  • Overbite

This is the overlap of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth. This is your front teeth sticking out. If untreated this increases the risk of damage to front teeth in case of an injury.

  • Under bite

In a case of a disproportionate jaw, the upper front teeth are all behind the lower front teeth. This causes difficulty in biting and chewing and gives the imbalanced facial appearance.

  • Open bite

An abnormality in which the front teeth do not touch at all. This can cause speech problems such and difficulty in biting.

Download our free teeth straightening guide to find out more.

Speech issues

Sometimes children have a difficult time developing speech and pronouncing certain words. This may be because of the position of your child’s teeth. If the teeth are in an awkward position, some of the letters may be hard to say. This can happen in a case of a large overbite of the teeth are inclined or crowded. Getting the tongue between the teeth can be difficult in such a case. If your child is having speech issues and poorly positioned teeth, it is time for you to see an orthodontist.

Gaps In Between Teeth

Gaps in between teeth are an indication that the upper and lower jaws are not fitting together. This can be caused by some reasons such as thumb sucking or even genetics. Whatever the cause, this gap in between teeth can not only ruin the aesthetics of your smile but also cause other problems. Food gets stuck, and it is hard to remove it even through brushing and flossing.

Treatment options

Getting braces as an adult or even as a child can be uncomfortable. Many people don't get braces because of how they look. But Metamorphosis Orthodontics is offering treatment that involves discrete or invisible braces. This way you can solve your orthodontic problem and maintain a beautiful smile!

Before you make any big decision, it is important for you to understand the entire problem, the treatment process and what it will involve.

Book a consultation with Metamorphosis Orthodonticseither by calling directly on 020 3828 7116 or email for an appointment smile@metamorphosisorthodontics.com  

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