Does My Child Need Braces
Growing up, braces were not even something you considered until all your teeth were gone. Dentist now, like to do preventative braces, starting as young as 6 or 7.
This is known as interceptive orthodontics, when teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. Issues like crowding, or to much spacing are easier to address at this age.
Early treatment doesn’t always work with certain orthodontic problems. Crossbites and protruding front teeth are usually conditions that will work well with interceptive orthodontics. Crossbite causes the jaw to grow unevenly, and the front teeth can stick out, be fractured, or injured in an accident.
If the arches and jaws of the mouth are not in the correct position, a functional appliance can help fix or improve these problems. Treatment will most likely still be needed later on as the child gets older, but it can shorten and make the next treatment stage less involved. Braces for Children Linwood NJ 08221
Braces, especially for kids, have improved so much in the last 10-20 years. Technology has made them much more comfortable and attractive then what children’s parents remember about them. They are also much more affordable, therefor, more children are able to have them.
Caring for your child’s teeth before braces, hopefully is something that has been instilled in them. But when they have braces, or other dental appliances, it is crucial. When at all possible, have your child rinse with water at least 3-4 times a day to loosen food that can be trapped in the braces. Children should still be brushing at least 2 times a day, and flossing at night. Also, rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash to keep the teeth strong and healthy.
Besides orthodontic care, make sure dental visits happen every 6 months. Cleaning and exams will take place, and the dentist can also point out areas that may need more attention. Braces for Children Linwood NJ 08221
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