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Whether you’re young or old, there are some telltale signs that let you know you absolutely need to have orthodontic treatment. If you live too long with teeth that aren’t properly aligned, you can cause some pretty serious long-term issues – even tooth loss and gum disease.

So let’s look at a few of the things Dr. David Umansky recommends you look for as an indicator that you’re in need of orthodontic treatment.

Is your bite misaligned?

A misaligned bite can cause many problems, including TMJ disorder, crooked teeth, and poor oral health. When your teeth don’t fit together correctly when biting, this can cause them to grind and shift in their sockets.

If you have a misaligned bite, you definitely need orthodontic treatment.

Gaps in teeth

If you have gaps in between teeth, orthodontic treatment can solve those issues as well. Getting your teeth close together will also help your bite, the importance of which is mentioned above, and it’s pretty simple to close gaps in between your teeth.

Crooked teeth

This is the most obvious, but it is a sign that you need some sort of teeth straightening treatment. If your teeth are crooked, it’s harder to clean then, which leads to a buildup of plaque that can result in gingivitis.

Don’t put off treatment any longer. Get the great smile you deserve and improve your oral health at the same time. Call us today at 281-446-4700 to schedule an appointment.