Does Your Child Need Braces?

Often an under or an over bite, or badly aligned teeth get noticed at an early age is when your dentist might suggest the need for braces for your child. A pediatric orthodontist helps in ascertaining your child’s needs and the kind of braces that would sit well and be effective, considering each child’s need is different and diverse.

How Parents Can Tell When Kids Need Braces

Over time and with age, often badly aligned teeth affect their looks and confidence. Children also suffer from situations as cross bites, overbites, underbites, badly aligned teeth, overlapping and overcrowded teeth, and unusual gaps between teeth. These situations often require dental aligners. With the dental sciences improving there are different types of orthodontic braces that work wonders on children.

Types of Braces

There are stainless steel or the traditional braces, the lingual braces that are relatively unobtrusive as they are fixed behind the teeth, and ceramic braces that are made in the color of one’s natural teeth. For those who feel a little conscious with braces on, and last but not least, Invisalign which helps to align teeth without getting noticed at all.
Each brace comes with its own properties as each child is different and so are their medical needs. Non alignments such as malocclusions need to be treated with the stainless steel traditional or lingual braces. Ceramic braces also help to treat extreme situations, however remaining a tad bit invisible. Sometimes a child can be persuaded to wear them by making them in different color combinations.
Once orthodontists suggest the need for an aligner, fitting sessions are timed to make sure that they fit perfectly on to the teeth. The work does not finish with just the braces being made though. Once the braces are applied, the child has to go back at regular intervals to get adjustments made and in conjunction to the corrected teeth. Though it may be time consuming, aligners are considered to be the perfect method to correct and straighten teeth and bring back the most captivating smile.

About The Author

Dr. Koch

Dr. Robert Koch

Dr. Robert Koch earned a Masters degree in Biomedical Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University. Dr. Koch’s patient-first approach to dentistry is rooted in education for both himself and his patients. Staying up to date with the latest advances in dentistry allows him to offer the best treatment plans for his patients. He aims to educate and inform patients in a comforting environment that allows patients to feel confident in the decision-making process of their treatment.