About Children and Braces
When it comes to orthodontics, children and teens are usually the best candidates. This is because their jawbone is still undergoing development, allowing the teeth to be shifted more quickly and easily. Also, early orthodontics helps young patients take better care of their oral health and even improve their speech.
When Should You See a Dentist About Orthodontics?
Most dentists and orthodontists agree that patients should come in for their first orthodontic consultation by age seven. Visit Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and with early orthodontic care we can help your child have a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Rohini Singh is also able to catch problems early and help incoming teeth align properly. This can help avoid later, more costly orthodontic treatments.
What Causes Misalignment?
Many issues with the bite (malocclusion) are caused by teeth coming in improperly. However, habits like thumb-sucking, pacifiers, poor dental hygiene and nutrition can also cause malocclusion.
Come in or call 254-200-1893 to schedule an orthodontic exam for your child. During their appointment, our dentist will take images of their teeth using X-rays. Impressions of the bite and images of the head, neck and jaw may also be taken by our dentist. These will help determine the correct treatment for your child.
When it comes to planning orthodontic treatment, trust our office. Many patients receive braces as children and because it is so common, we often use traditional braces. However, teenagers and older patients may request a more discreet option, such as clear aligners or ceramic, tooth-colored braces.
Schedule an appointment by calling 254-200-1893 today and plan early orthodontic treatment in Killeen, Texas, for your child. Our dentist can help you plan the future of your child’s smile and dental health right here at our office.