Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics is Albuquerque’s pediatric dentistry and orthodontist specialist. We provide care to patients ages 9 months to 18 years Although orthodontic treatment can benefit people of all ages, kids are especially good candidates as their mouths are still growing, making it easier to create dramatic, lasting results that can last a lifetime.
Whereas dentistry is the care of teeth and oral health in general, orthodontics is specifically interested in dental alignment and the way teeth fit in the mouth. This is important because proper dental alignment affects many aspects of life, from chewing and talking to long-term oral health.
Teeth that are crooked or misaligned are more prone to problems caused by uneven wear and plaque accumulation, and crowded or unevenly spaced teeth can lead to more serious dental problems later in life.
Braces and other orthodontic appliances counteract these problems, providing your child with a straight smile and the foundation for perfect teeth.
If your child has problems with dentition, contact Smiles for Kids right away. The earlier we can begin orthodontic treatment, the more effective it will be in the long term. Just as importantly, by establishing a good relationship with our caring dentists in an unintimidating environment, you can help your child develop healthy dental habits that will last him well into adulthood.