Posts Tagged ‘orhodontists’

When Should My Child get Braces?

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Does your child need braces?

Does your child need braces?

Kids can need braces for any number of reasons. They may have crooked, overlapping or overcrowded teeth, or they may have a bad bite known as malocclusion. Malocclusion is when there’s a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws. When the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, it’s called an overbite. When the lower jaw is bigger, it’s called an underbite. Tooth and jaw problems can be caused by losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits such as thumb sucking. They are also often inherited, so if you or someone in your family needed braces, it’s likely that your kids will, too.  (more…)

Are Braces Right for My Child?

Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Many parents are unsure when is right to consider braces for their child.

Most people aren’t born with perfect smiles. In fact, about 90 percent of children will experience overcrowding teeth. While milder cases may not require treatment, those with severe crowding will want to contact their dental specialist. Serious overcrowding can have a negative impact on your child’s smile, increasing their chances of decay and gum disease since it’s harder to thoroughly brush those areas. As permanent teeth come in some children may develop problematic bites. Open bites and overbites can easily be corrected by realigning the jaw with braces. Underbites and cross bites are less common, but also can be treated with orthodontics. (more…)