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Braces Candidates Asheville

Are Braces Right for You?

Many individuals are potential braces candidates in Asheville without even knowing it. At our orthodontics practice, Dr. Jim MacAlpine and our staff work to educate our patients on all of their orthodontic options. There are different types of braces to cover the variety of orthodontic issues people with misaligned teeth may face. During the initial consultation, Dr. MacAlpine will inspect and evaluate your teeth and jaw to determine whether you are a good candidate for braces. Children as young as six to full-grown adults are often eligible braces candidates. It is never too late or too early to find out whether you might benefit from treatment with braces.

There are two basic reasons to consider the braces procedure: cosmetic desires and structural needs.

Cosmetic Braces Candidates

Many people elect to undergo orthodontic treatment to address minor aesthetic dental issues that will not impact their dental health. Often patients with cosmetic needs will have some minor teeth crowding or crooked teeth – nothing that will affect their overall dental health. Dr. MacAlpine wants all of our patients to have the straighter smile they desire, so he is glad to accept cosmetic braces candidates at our Asheville practice.

Structural Braces Candidates

For those with more extensive structural dental issues, Dr. MacAlpine can help. Individuals with structural dental issues have tooth and jaw problems that could greatly affect their dental health and overall quality of life. Structural braces candidates have far greater dental problems than cosmetic patients, including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Deep bites
  • Open bites
  • Cross bites
  • Severely crooked teeth
  • Severely crowded teeth

Structural braces candidates in Asheville may have speech impediments or lisps as a result of their severe orthodontic issues. Individuals with structural issues can also achieve cosmetic results as a byproduct of their treatment, but the main goal is to resolve the structural issues at hand.

Braces Candidates Should Contact Our Practice

Our orthodontics practice welcomes all potential braces candidates to our Asheville practice. During you initial consultation, Dr. MacAlpine will decide whether you are a braces candidate, and prescribe treatment from there. Depending on your needs and goals, you may have several types of braces from which to choose. So if you have ever thought you may be a good candidate for treatment with braces, contact Dr. MacAlpine and our staff today.

To learn more about your orthodontic options, including Invisalign® invisible braces, contact our practice in Asheville, also serving surrounding areas, including Greenville, Tennessee.






James E. MacAlpine, D.D.S., M.S.
1061 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28806

P. 828 253 2498
F. 828 667 9199