Should my child get braces?
If your child has poorly aligned teeth or irregularities due to genetics, developmental issues or bad habits like thumb sucking or prolonged pacifier use, they could benefit from braces.
These issues could interfere with your child’s daily life and potentially get worse over time if left untreated. Braces offer an effective solution.
With early treatment, your orthodontist will develop a minimally invasive plan to correct issues and straighten your kid’s teeth for beautiful, long-lasting results.
Reasons kids get braces
Since a child’s jaw and teeth are still growing, correcting dental issues at this age is often easier and quicker. We help build healthy habits, diagnose potential issues and correct them to minimize more involved and costly treatments in the future.
It’s recommended that kids first see an orthodontist when they’re about seven years old. During this time, an orthodontist will perform a thorough examination, looking for current or potential issues with your child’s jaw and teeth.
There are several reasons interceptive orthodontics might be recommended, including:
- Facial or oral irregularities.
- Protruding teeth.
- Impacted teeth.
- Missing permanent teeth.
- Overbite or underbite.
- Difficulty chewing or speaking.
Braces options for kids teeth
When kids need more room in their upper jaw for their adult teeth, a palate expander will help slowly widen the area. This process usually takes about three to six months.
Why get your child's braces from Unger Orthodontics?
Choosing Unger Orthodontics means your child will receive premier orthodontic care in a warm, welcoming environment. We combine experience with science and technology to offer innovative treatments that help improve both the appearance and health of our patients’ smiles.
Our professionals do what it takes to ensure each patient has the best care and sees results at the end of their treatment.
Schedule a complimentary consultation today
Interested in learning more about whether early treatment options like braces are the right choice for your child? Unger Orthodontics offers a complimentary consultation. During this time, you’ll learn more about our customized treatments, see our office, meet our team and begin your treatment plan.
Schedule your consultation at our Saint Peters office today!