Right time for braces in kids
Most of the parents are worried about the facial appearance and tooth alignment of their kids from an early age. This concern in parents’ minds, definitely cannot be underrated..
At what age, braces are done usually?
Orthodontic treatment can be done at any age till late forties, provided the teeth and gums are healthy. However, routinely, braces treatment is done at the age of 12 to 13 years. At this age, most of the permanent teeth have erupted and bone around teeth gives the best results in a short time. Roots of teeth are developed completely by this time and facial skeletal growth is also mostly completed.
Do braces hurt or is this treatment painful?
No, the braces treatment is quite painless. You may feel slight pressure for a few days when wires are tightened initially. After the initial phase is over, it is quite comfortable.
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Why an early visit to the dentist important?
At the young age of 7 to 8 years, kid’s facial and jawbones grow which gives an overall shape to the face. Facial discrepancy or malalignment or deformed shape may develop at this stage, if not intercepted at an early age. Many problems can be diagnosed early and can help you avoid longer braces orthodontic or braces treatment at a later age. Various growth modification procedures and appliances can be given to the patient for better facial shape.
How much time does it take for ortho/braces treatment?
Brackets or braces treatment usually takes 18-30 months and the patient has to come for a monthly visit for changes of wires and elastics.
Orthodontic treatment / brackets for badly aligned teeth helps child prevent any chewing problems, improves facial appearance, prevents lot of dental diseases like caries and gum diseases and above all,it helps the patient gain a lot of self confidence by improving the facial looks and making it more aesthetic.