Orthodontic Fact #4: Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to lose all your teeth before you get braces. In fact, treatments can start at the young age of 7.
Braces Can Start Young
If your dentist has detected a problem with your child’s bite or tooth alignment, an orthodontist may be recommended as early as the age of seven. In many cases, the sooner you begin treatment, the better. It’s actually a misconception that children have to lose all of their baby teeth before they can have any orthodontic intervention. Beginning a course of treatment at a young age could actually act as a preventative measure, shortening the length of treatment and getting positive results sooner. It all depends on the needs of your child and your orthodontist’s recommendations.
Braces and Alternatives to Braces: You Have Choices
When it comes to braces for kids, there are many more options available today. Your child could enjoy color braces that are exciting and unique, grabbing attention everywhere your child goes. Clear brackets are also a popular option. Alternatives to braces include clear aligners that are removable and worn for about the same period of time as traditional braces. In some cases, your child may only need spacers or a retainer to resolve any orthodontic problems. The only way to find out the best course of action for your child is to make an appointment with your orthodontist. Stay on top of any issues that affect your child’s jaw and mouth to ensure your child has a healthy, attractive smile.
Make an Appointment Today
At King Orthodontics, you will find a dedicated team of professionals who are only too happy to assist you in determining what is best for your child’s smile. Call us today to set up a consultation and let the transformation begin. You can also set-up a session to discover how braces are changing lives one mouth at a time, thanks to our specialists at King Orthodontics.
King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530
The Appropriate age for Orthodontics
Samuel B. King, D.D.S., M.S. – King Orthodontics – Specialist in Orthodontics for kids, teens and adults in Centerville and Fairborn.