The advancements in orthodontics and dentistry as a whole have helped so many children to assist in the proper development of their adult teeth as they grow. The good thing about this treatment is that, it’s proactive and also, reactive that is aiming to fix the issue. Their teeth stay healthy for the rest of their lives through this. According to experts, the perfect time in rectifying any dental issues is during the younger and the formative years of children.
The same thing can be said for braces. It looks like today, every kid has one and you as a parent might be puzzled whether you should give your child one. As you are considering this said treatment, there are certain factors that have to be taken into account even though the thought of getting your child a brace is quite confusing. Few of the signs that a brace should be considered is when your child have a strangely proportional jaw and teeth, teeth that appear to be either misplaced or crowded, irregular loss of baby teeth, difficulty in biting and/or chewing or even involuntary biting of the roof of the mouth or cheek.
The perfect time to visit an orthodontist or dentist and inquire about braces is when your child shows these symptoms. You may find it hard to believe but there are countless of benefits as you decide to have your child braced like improved self confidence, improved speech and efficient chewing as well as improved ability to eat.
Again, these benefits are only a small percent of the numerous benefits that come with braces. It does make sense that braces can help a child to have a healthy mouth and happy life. If you do believe that your child can use braces into good use, then you might think of what’s the next step that should be done. Well, you must set up consultation visit with a reputable orthodontist in your local area. Such visits will help you understand better how a brace work and the ways that it can help the specific situation of your child.
If you are decided to get your child braces, you may want to take a look at his/her treatment plan.
Evaluation – the dentist is going to assess the oral health and teeth of your child by doing photographs, x-rays and bite impressions to assure that everything’s documented.
Application – the dentist will be applying the braces you’ve chosen when everything’s been evaluated and a plan is set in place.
Removal and retention – when the treatment is through, the dentist will be making a retainer and remove the braces.