Your child's smile plays a major role in their overall health and self-confidence. If your child has teeth or jaw problems, braces could be an ideal treatment option.
At Goldreich Orthodontics, we offer several types of braces for kids to give them a healthy, beautiful smile.
Why Do Kids Get Braces?
A beautiful smile begins with good dental care, especially in childhood. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children have their first orthodontic checkup by age seven. Most children have a mix of baby and adult teeth at this age, allowing orthodontists to diagnose and treat subtle teeth and jaw problems before they develop into more serious issues.
Treating kids' teeth with braces can:
- Guide jaw growth and help permanent teeth come in straight.
- Help make it easier to bite and chew.
- Contribute to clear speech.
- Prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
- Increase self-confidence with an improved smile.
Does My Child Need Braces?
Braces treatment is one of the best ways to fix misaligned teeth and jaws in kids, improving their oral health.
Your child may need braces if they have the following conditions:
- Overbite: When the upper jaw is larger than the lower jaw, so some of the top teeth extend far beyond the bottom teeth.
- Underbite: When the lower jaw is larger than the upper jaw, the bottom teeth may extend farther than the top teeth.
- Overcrowding: When there isn't enough space between teeth.
- Crooked teeth: When the teeth are out of place.
These problems are often inherited traits. In some cases, they may be caused or worsened by an injury, harmful oral habits like thumb sucking, or losing baby teeth too early or too late.
Whatever the cause, Goldreich Orthodontics can accurately diagnose and resolve the issue, improving your child's health and smile.
Our Braces for Kids' Teeth
We have several types of kid braces options.
Traditional Metal Braces for Kids
Metal braces are a popular, highly effective treatment option for kids. They can resolve a range of orthodontic issues, including more severe cases of crookedness and overcrowding. These braces are also durable and can withstand wear from brushing and chewing.
Most kids wear metal braces for 18 to 24 months, depending on their specific needs.
Clear Ceramic Braces for Kids
Ceramic braces use clear ceramic materials that blend in with the teeth. While they work similarly to metal braces, these braces are less noticeable.
Depending on your child's specific bite problem, you can expect them to wear ceramic braces for anywhere from 18 to 36 months.
Invisalign Teen uses clear, removable aligner trays to straighten teeth. They're a great option for teens with mild to moderate bite problems who want a discreet treatment option.
To get the best results, teens must wear their Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. Most teens receive Invisalign treatment for six to 18 months.
Why Choose Us?
Goldreich Orthodontics has helped hundreds of kids in Plano, Texas, improve their smiles and correct their bite problems. We have the training, experience and knowledge your child deserves for their treatment.
Contact us today to schedule your child's complimentary consultation.