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Braces have been a popular treatment for children and teenagers for many, many years. In recent years, the use of braces in adults has been growing. There are many reasons why braces in Meridian, Idaho, can help not just children, but adults.

There are many reasons why Dr. Jason Howell may recommend braces for you or your child. Braces can do many things for your smile, including:

Correct shifting teeth. Shifting teeth is an issue for children and adults alike. Even if you had braces as a child, your teeth can still shift. This is because the teeth tend to move a little throughout an individual’s life.

Correct your bite. Braces can correct underbites, overbites, and crossbites, which can cause jaw pain.

Improve your oral health. Aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss. If you straighten your teeth and do your part, you can expect less decay and healthier gums.

Straighten crooked or crowded teeth. Braces can guide your teeth to their correct positions. They can even line up teeth that are facing different directions. This can improve the appearance of your smile.

At Howell Orthodontics, we offer several orthodontic options so we can meet the preferences of each individual patient. We offer traditional braces as well as cosmetic options, for those who are self-conscious about their smile. Feel free to contact us today to learn more about us and to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist.