Have you been told that your child needs braces, or do you think that they might? You probably have a lot of questions running through your mind, which is why we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to braces for kids.
There are many types of brace available for treating children’s teeth. These include traditional metal braces as well as more modern styles like invisible braces.
In this article Shinbi Dentist will help you to answer all the questions concerned about children’s braces.
You should take your child to the dentist every six months to check their overall oral health as well as the development of their teeth. If the dentist is concerned about your child’s teeth they will refer him/her to an orthodontist – a dentist who specialises in correcting tooth and jaw alignment problems.
Signs that your child may need braces include:Losing baby teeth early or late
Many orthodontists recommend that children visit by age 7, when their adult teeth have begun appearing. By this stage, any alignment issues should be apparent and the orthodontist can plan their treatment – even if it won’t begin for another few years. Identifying the need for braces early on means your child can be treated in the most effective way possible.
But even if your child is in their teens, it’s not too late to begin treatment. If you have any concerns, mention it to their dentist or book an appointment directly with an orthodontist.
Although braces can straighten teeth an any age, they are usually more effective on children whose bones are still growing and forming. Treatment often begins once most adult teeth have erupted, so around age 10-14.
However, some children start treatment as early as age 7 or 8 if there is a medical reason to do so. A lot depends on the type of problem they have and how their adult teeth are coming through. Early treatment can help:
But this doesn’t mean that all children need to start treatment early. In some cases it’s better to wait until more adult teeth have come through.
At Shinbi Dental Clinic, we offer a monthly installment payment plan and pay off at the day put on bracket appointment also. Dental insurance can help cover some costs.
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