Braces for Kids & Teens
As your child grows up, their adult teeth can become crooked or misaligned and may require corrective care. When other dental treatments can’t fix their teeth, it might be time to consider getting your child braces from True Dental Care for Kids & Teens.
Braces are a long-term treatment that can straighten out your child’s teeth over the course of a year or longer. If their misaligned teeth are left untreated, your child can develop an over- or under-bite, problems talking and even infections in their mouth and gums. At True Dental Care for Kids & Teens, we want your child to have healthy teeth and gums and to enjoy the benefits of a straight smile down the road.
FAQs – Braces for Kids and Teens
At What Age Should We Consider Braces?
Childhood and adolescence are the best times for your child to receive braces because their jaws and faces are still growing, whereas adults are fully grown and commonly have previous dental work done that can make getting braces more complicated. Your dentist will decide if your child needs braces after all of their primary teeth have fallen out and their adult teeth have fully replaced the baby teeth, and after their 12-year molars have grown in.
What are the Benefits of Wearing Braces?
In addition to straightening your child’s teeth, getting braces early can:
- Create a more functional bite
- Lower the chances of protruding teeth
- Prevent the need for future dental corrections
- Improve your child’s overall self-esteem
What is it Like to Wear Braces?
Braces are bound to cause slight discomfort at first, but your child will eventually get used to the look and feel of their braces. Side effects along the way can include sore and tender gums, canker sores, cold sores and bad breath. Luckily, braces are not permanent and ultimately give your child a straight, confident smile. When the braces are removed, your child will then transition to a retainer that they should wear every night. The retainer keeps your child’s teeth straight while preventing them from needing braces again in the future.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
Braces for kids typically cost around $4,500, a sum that is significant, but typically more affordable than braces for adults.
Contact True Dental Care for Kids & Teens at (201) 565-0880 to find out if your child would benefit from braces.