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 children’s braces options, for early treatment, adolescent treatment and teen orthodontic treatment.