Unfortunately, baby teeth are not accurate predictors of orthodontic development. Depending on how teeth grow in, your child may need braces. Fortunately, there are more options than ever when choosing braces for kids. At Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, we get to know your family and orthodontic goals in order to provide the best care. Our pediatric orthodontists are gentle, kind, and committed to the oral health of your kids.

Why Braces Are Fun for Kids

Some kids are excited about braces, while others are more resistant to the change in appearance. At Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are excited about your child’s new adventure in oral health! With all of the available fun colors for metal braces, we do everything we can to make your child’s orthodontic experience positive and exciting.

Why Kids Need Braces

Boy (11-13) smiling, portrait, close-upThere are many factors that can affect orthodontic development: genetics, thumb-sucking, and even how your child chews. An orthodontist may recommend braces if there is:
  • Malocclusion
  • Misalignment
  • Overcrowding
  • An over/under bite
The earlier you intervene in your child’s orthodontic health, the more control you have over potential problems. Plus, straight teeth are healthier in the long run! They are less likely to trap food and experience plaque buildup.

Choosing a Pediatric Orthodontist

Choosing a pediatric orthodontist in Albuquerque can be a difficult process if your child needs braces. When you choose Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, you can be sure that you are choosing orthodontists that are focused on your child’s experience. Our orthodontic team works together to ensure your child is comfortable and relaxed. Every time your child comes back for adjustments and checkups, we do our best to make sure they see the same doctor every time so your child is familiar with who is working on their mouth. We also encourage parents to be present at orthodontic appointments! We welcome moms and dads to accompany their kids during their appointment and ask questions. Our orthodontic team wants to keep you aware of what’s going on in your child’s mouth!

Get Braces for Your Kids in Albuquerque

Prevent further problems and improve your child’s dental health! Contact us today to learn more about braces at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics.

Trying to get braces for your kids? Call 505-892-9010 today to schedule a consultation at our Westside location in Albuquerque.