Early Treatment With Braces For Kids
There are several ways your child can benefit from orthodontic treatment, and one of the best is through preventative measures and early intervention. Additionally, it can potentially save you money and treatment time in the long run by preventing further orthodontic problems in the future. At Garcia Orthodontics we offer a full range of early treatment solutions including the corrective guidance of jaw development, aiding the eruption of permanent teeth, making space in overcrowded mouths, addressing bite issues, and preventing oral trauma caused by the emergence of uneven and crooked teeth.
Bad habits, like thumb sucking, can be broken, and speech difficulties can be fixed with the help of orthodontic treatment, such as braces. You can trust that we will do everything in our power to give your child the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve, which will serve to improve their confidence throughout their formative years and beyond. An attractive grin and the self-assurance it inspires can do wonders for one’s quality of life. Contact us today to set up a free consultation so we can evaluate your child’s unique situation in depth.
What Is The Best Age To Get Braces?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends all children see an orthodontic specialist by the time they are seven years old. While this is not necessarily the age that we will begin treatment, during this time is when a child’s adult teeth are erupting and an orthodontic specialist can detect problems before they become major issues. This type of early treatment allows our orthodontists an opportunity to help shape the jaw as it is growing and as the adult teeth are emerging. By seeing an orthodontist early, most children greatly reduce the amount of time they’ll need to be in braces or appliances later. If we determine that your child is not yet ready for treatment, we will put a plan in place to monitor the development of their smile until further treatment is needed.
Our team at Garcia Orthodontics is dedicated to the health and beauty of your child’s smile, and we are here to help guide you from start to finish. Don’t hesitate to contact us and discover how we can help your little one get the smile they deserve by setting up a free consultation!
Common Signs Your Child May Need To See An Orthodontist
If your child is exhibiting any of the following signs, it may be time to schedule a consultation with Garcia Orthodontics:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Mouth breathing
- Thumb sucking after age five
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
If you have noticed any of these signs in your child and want to get them evaluated for orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to contact us today. Our skilled team of orthodontists is here to answer all your questions and provide the highest quality of care for your child’s needs.
Life With Braces
The purpose of braces is to help your child achieve a healthier, more confident smile without interrupting their active lifestyle. Your child’s mouth may initially feel a little sore or uncomfortable while adjusting to the new appliance and shifting teeth. Pain medication and soft foods can help ease the discomfort, though. We’ll also provide your youngster with braces wax to use on the inside of their cheeks if the metal brackets or wires are bothersome.
Your child will need to know how to take care of their braces throughout treatment. The best way to avoid unplanned visits to our office is to steer clear of items that could potentially damage your orthodontic appliances, such as tough, sticky, or chewy foods. Make sure your child knows they shouldn’t skip out on regular dental care. Regular and thorough brushing and flossing, especially after meals, can help patients maintain a healthy smile and clean teeth throughout their treatment. At your initial braces appointment, our team will provide you with detailed instructions to ensure your child keeps their braces in top shape.