If you’re looking for ways to straighten your child’s teeth, there are several options. There aren’t any natural ways of getting straight teeth, so an orthodontics (braces) specialist can help you explore your kid’s options.
Learn more about orthodontic treatments and discover which method of getting straight teeth works best for your child.
Braces are the most common and widely used method of getting straight teeth. Braces extend over your child’s teeth to help straighten them over a period of time. Your child’s dentist or orthodontist may suggest braces to straighten teeth for the following conditions:
Many follow-up visits are typically required so that the orthodontist can maintain and adjust your kid’s braces. However, there are other methods of getting straight teeth without braces.
To fix smaller dental issues such as slight overcrowding of the teeth or a small mouth that needs to be widened, other methods can be used. Some of these teeth-straightening appliances include:
These options are sometimes cheaper than braces and can be removed for short periods of time while still being effective.
To schedule an appointment for a consultation for your children, give us a call today. Learn about the best ways to straighten your kid’s smile and set him or her on the path to a healthier smile!
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