Pediatric Braces for Children

Building bright, healthy smiles with braces for kids

According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), your little one’s first evaluation for braces should come around age 7. At this time, they have a combination of baby and adult teeth, and your dentist can begin evaluating whether your child will benefit from pediatric braces for children.

What You Should Know about Braces for Kids

Unfortunately, not all kids are born with perfectly straight teeth. Most kids have at least some degree of misalignment, even if it only affects aesthetics. However, even a seemingly mild misalignment can mean big problems down the road as adult teeth replace baby teeth. Braces for kids can help with:

  • Overcrowding
  • Over/underbite
  • Difficulty with effective brushing and flossing
  • Frequent cheek or tongue-biting
  • Clicking sound from the jaw when chewing

It’s not just misaligned teeth that create the need for specialized kids’ dentistry and braces. Delayed or late eruption of adult teeth, irregular loss of baby teeth, and missing or extra teeth can also play major roles.

Your little one deserves a healthy, bright smile, and that means giving them the best start with straight teeth.

Kids' braces
Children's orthodontics

Options in Kids’ Dentistry & Braces

AWorried that the only option for your child is to go with old-style metal braces? They work well but they’re not for everyone. Thankfully, they’re not your only choice. We also offer ceramic braces to reduce visibility, as well as clear aligners that you can take out when you eat, drink, and brush your teeth.

Not sure which is right for your child? Dr. Faranesh is happy to evaluate the situation and give you an expert recommendation. Get in touch today to schedule your child’s consultation!

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