Do you think your child might need braces? Like adults, children may need braces to correct bite or tooth problems. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children begin seeing their orthodontist by 7 years old. Some children may benefit from seeing an orthodontist even earlier, depending on their oral health.
Some common reasons children may need braces can include:
Children and teens sometimes want braces for aesthetic reasons, too. Crooked teeth can affect their desire to smile and impact their self-confidence long-term. Braces can make a world of difference to their self-esteem!
Many periodontal complications are hereditary, so if you or a loved one had braces, your children may also need them to avoid future jaw and tooth complications. However, as a parent, you can look for symptoms to determine whether your child might need braces.
Symptoms or behaviors we commonly look for in children include:
Gone are the days of limited options for kids’ braces. Whether your child or teen is more concerned about comfort, flexibility or aesthetics, we can accommodate their needs. We offer traditional metal braces and so much more:
When it comes to smiles, we’re the experts. Our team at Mik Ortho combines premier, patient-centered care and custom solutions to deliver a comfortable and personalized patient experience every time. We work with our patients and their families to find the solutions that fit their lifestyles and budgets to create happier, healthier smiles for kids, teens and adults.
Early orthodontic care can set your child up for better long-term oral health and give them the confidence to show off their beautiful smile. Find out if your child needs braces by scheduling a consultation with Mik Ortho today!