Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaw, especially in how they align and fit together. While many people think of orthodontics as an effective way to improve the aesthetics of their child's smile, orthodontic treatment can also be very beneficial to their oral health and function. Correctly aligned teeth are generally at a lower risk for dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontics can also make it easier for your child to chew, eat and speak properly.
Braces are a common and very effective orthodontic treatment option that can help your child achieve a smile that is straighter and healthier. One of the most common orthodontic treatments available, braces work to improve your child's smile by gradually, gently realigning their teeth. Braces consist of a system of metal brackets, wires and bands. The brackets are attached to the front of the teeth and are connected to each other through the use of a metal wire and bands. As we adjust the wire, the braces guide your child's teeth to their ideal positions in your smile. Ceramic braces are also often available, which are the same color as your child's teeth for a more discreet orthodontic option.
With braces, we are able to correct orthodontic issues such as:
During your child's treatment, you will bring them to visit our office on a regular basis so we can make sure that their braces are adjusted as needed to continue progressing toward a straighter, healthier smile. Our skilled pediatric dentist and team will help your child reach all of their oral health and appearance goals through personalized, high-quality care. To learn more about braces, please contact our office today.