Great teeth don’t always happen on their own. Sometimes you need a little help from an experienced orthodontist to make your smile reach its full potential. At Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics we know what a difference having straight, healthy teeth can make in a child’s life. That’s why we offer affordable traditional braces to kids age 7 and up.
Unevenness, gaps between teeth and teeth that are crooked may seem like harmless problems in a child, but they can develop over time into something much worse. This is especially true for children with malocclusion (an underbite or overbite). Left untreated, these conditions can eventually cause mouth pain, difficulty chewing, uneven enamel wear and other issues that pave the way to further dental problems in the future.
Correcting these problems at a young age provides a child with a healthy smile for life.
Several types of orthodontic devices exist, but we prefer to use traditional braces for our young patients. These consist of brackets running along a wire. These brackets are pressed against the patient’s teeth, providing gentle, consistent pressure that will repair dental alignment.
Unlike some other orthodontic appliances, traditional braces can treat even complex tooth alignment problems. Today’s braces are more comfortable than ever before, and the average patient needs to wear them for just two years or less – allowing your child permanent results for a short investment of time.
Best of all, traditional metal braces are the most affordable option for repairing dental alignment. We work with insurance and Medicaid, and we can provide payment plans so that you can make this important investment in your child’s smile. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment!