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Do You Need Braces?

Braces are recommended if you are experiencing:


This is one of the most common situations that are seen nowadays; when milk teeth come off and the new set of permanent teeth erupt, these teeth will come in different size. Since they are bigger, usually they will occupy more space and many times there is not enough space for them to erupt correctly. For this reason, usually a recommended age for orthodontics is between the ages of 10-14.

Open Bite

This happens when the front teeth both upper and lower ones are forced outwards, depending on the angle and complexity of each case, this position can affect in such a way that the lower and upper jaw do not touch even when the mouth is completely closed.


Gaps or spaces in between teeth can occur when a tooth is removed or when the new tooth that is erupting does not fill up the space. Gaps in between teeth can create certain problems in the long run such as periodontal pockets and the increased chance of periodontal disease.


An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth “stick out” and they are perceived to be lying over the lower teeth. Usually it is caused by genetic predetermination or overdevelopment of the bone that supports upper teeth. When left untreated it can lead to extreme wear and tear of the lower teeth, joint and jaw problems and pain.


This is the contrary of the overbite, it occurs when the lower teeth are in a position that covers the upper teeth, think of a bulldog and you will know what an underbite looks like. One of the reasons why orthodontic treatment is recommended is because it can prevent the proper function of front teeth and molars and can lead to jaw and joint complications.


In a natural and functional bite, upper teeth land slightly in front of the lower set of teeth, a crossbite occurs when this does not happen. And when this position is not achieved, it is easy for the upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, exposing the individual to premature wear and tear of teeth, bone loss and gum disease.

Nowadays both adults and teenagers can benefit from orthodontics to improve both the appearance of their smile and their bite, contact Prisma Dental today. You will be amazed at how this procedure can change your life.

By: Prisma Dental

For any questions about our dental services you can contact us at or to our phone numbers: (506) 2291-5151 in Costa Rica or toll free at 866-741-8194 in United States.

Do You Need Braces?
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