A beautiful smile and good dental health make a difference in your child’s well-being and self-confidence. While braces for teens are more common, braces for kids can pave the way for a better final outcome as your child continues to grow and develop.
Good dental health begins early. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends your child’s first visit to the orthodontist to take place by age 7. It might be necessary for this first visit to take place as early as age 5 or 6. Treatment may not start at this time, but it is important to ensure that your child receives the maximum dental care.
Braces for kids are not uncommon and can also have psychosocial benefits if the child’s teeth are very crooked or crowded and he/she is experiencing teasing or bullying.
Braces for kids may mean treatment in two phases, but it helps in certain cases to make room for the permanent teeth before that window of opportunity closes (typically, age 10).
Your child may need an orthodontic exam if any of the following warning signs are present:
- Crowding, misplaced or blocked teeth
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Grinding of teeth, especially at night
- Finger sucking or other oral habits
- Mouth breathing
Braces for kids can make a big difference in some cases. Be sure to have your child examined early. Call 720-733-3440 to schedule your complimentary initial exam.
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A solution to wearing tradition metal braces is found by choosing Invisalign, a solution that renders braces virtually invisible. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, low profile, custom-made clear plastic trays that most people don’t even know you are wearing. As your teeth change and your smile improves, you will change aligners regularly, wearing them for 20-22 hours a day.
There are advantages of using Invisalign over traditional braces:
- Each aligner is only worn for a one- to two-week time frame
- Appointments are only needed every eight to twelve weeks to pick up your next sets of aligners
- You have the convenience of being able to remove your aligners before each meal
- You do not have to worry about the hassle of food getting stuck between your teeth, as with traditional braces.
- Aligners can be removed to eat, drink, or floss and brush your teeth.
Improving the health of your teeth and gums is important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of tooth and enamel and surfaces, even headaches, and sometime jaw and joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
Teeth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments designed for different age groups. A large portion of our patients in orthodontia are adults. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.
Orthodontics are not just metal brackets anymore! New techniques and appliances for straightening teeth greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten the time in treatment and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options for a beautiful smile and good dental health make a difference in your well-being and self-confidence. While braces for teens are more common, adults can benefit just as much from orthodontic treatment, as it’s never too late to improve your smile. Braces may include metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign or transparent aligners.
Call our office to schedule your complimentary initial examination. We will be able to determine the best approach for straightening your teeth for your individual needs. We can outline your treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.