Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics to move teeth or adjust the underlying bone. Teeth can be moved by removable appliances or by fixed braces. The goal of dental braces is to properly align your teeth and jaws to produce an even bite and pleasing smile. This not only improves their appearance and the way the teeth bite together but can also make them easier to clean. Braces are most common in teenagers, as well as adults.
Dental braces are most common in correcting overcrowded or crooked teeth, gapped teeth, other jaw misalignment problems that cause an uneven bite, and overlapping the front teeth. This corrective dental treatment may improve not only the appearance of your teeth but also the health of your mouth and the way you bite, chew, and speak.
Kids and teenagers can need braces for many reasons, including crooked, overlapping, or overcrowded teeth, or a “bad bite” (known as malocclusion). Is this really the right time when their kids need it, or is it essential for them to have it? Well, like many other dental-related questions, it’s subjective. Some kids may need dental braces earlier than other kids, while some don’t need dental braces. Keep in mind, there is no set age for a child’s first orthodontist visit.
As a parent, you need to watch out for the early warning signs that your kid might need dental braces, including:
In addition, the treatment protocol for each kid is different and there is no general approach. Now, the braces your orthodontist recommends will depend on your child’s particular problem, such as:
Here at SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry, we offer orthodontic services designed to exceed the expectations of parents and children alike. Our dental braces services are tailor-fit to the specific needs of every child. Our traditional braces are available at our Alexandria and Sterling, VA clinics. Call us today to make an appointment.
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Get all of your orthodontic issues taken care of in a bright, welcoming, and clean environment! Contact us at SuperKids to make an appointment.
You can contact us at one of our locations:
5204 Dawes Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311 Phone: 703-931-4400
46175 Westlake Drive Suite 430, Sterling, VA 20165 Phone: 703-774-0014