For many people when they’re growing up, braces are just a part of life. Generally, it isn’t uncommon to see pre-teens donning the straightening appliances – once the baby teeth have made way for the adult teeth, that’s often when crowding or spacing issues can occur in the mouth, and braces are put in to solve the problem before it worsens or causes long-term damage.
But teeth can change over time. Those who were blessed with naturally perfect teeth growing up can experience some tooth movement as an adult. Surprisingly, that can also be the issue even for those who had braces at a younger age. Whether it’s the teeth moving inwards and crowding each other, or moving toward the opposite way and causing gaps between them, these can cause oral health issues and should be properly fixed.