Child Braces

About Child Braces

About Child Braces
About Child Braces

One main key factor that influences the child orthodontics when compared to an adult orthodontics is the Growth Potential. As there is growth potential for the jaw and facial bone of a child, minor orthopedic movement can be achieved.

Thus, it is important to seek orthodontic consultation early. The ideal age for initial consultation is when the two upper front teeth (Permanent Maxillary Central Incisors) and six year molars (Permanent Mandibular First Molars) are visible in the mouth.

Some research has shown that moderate crowding can be resolved without extraction if the patient is seen with some baby teeth (primarily Primary Mandibular Second Molars) still present when the treatment is started.

It is most ideal to start orthodontic treatment during adolescence to take full advantage of the growth potential and to ensure ideal occlusion and function.

Here are some common dental problems:
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Openbite
  • Crowding
  • Spacing
  • Upper front teeth protrusion
  • Missing Teeth

If you think your teen has any of these problems, it’s important to seek orthodontic treatment at our office early so your child can get the most benefits possible.

Advantages of Child Orthodontics

There are a number of advantages of child orthodontic therapy that simply aren’t possible with adult orthodontics. For one, kids are still growing, so orthodontists can take advantage of growth potential to modify skeletal position and allow the natural eruption of teeth.

Another advantage is that many in this age range have braces, so there’s no pressure to fit in. Finally, early orthodontic treatments mean that your child will have healthier teeth for a longer period in their life.

Advantages of Child Ortho
Advantages of Child Ortho

Types of Child Orthodontics

Advantages of Child Ortho

Thanks to today’s technology, there are multiple types of braces out there. Options include clear Invisalign aligners, self-ligating brackets, clear brackets and traditional metal bracket braces.

Speaking with an orthodontist can help you decide the best option for your child.

Child orthodontics has never been easier and more beneficial than it is today. Schedule a consultation now for results that last a lifetime!

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