If children are experiencing serious dental problems at a young age, it is sometimes best to fit them with kids braces while they are still in a developmental stage. The younger the children are, the more they have to grow – this makes moulding their teeth with braces much easier.
Does my child need braces?
If your child has crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth, then braces could significantly help them.
Similarly, braces can also help if your child’s teeth have large gaps between them or if their natural “bite” is misaligned, meaning that their top and bottom rows of teeth don’t meet in the middle as they should.
The younger children are, the easier it is to correct their dental problems. If a child’s misshapen teeth are left to grow in, the problem will often become much worse, making it more difficult to treat the issue when they are older.
How does child braces work?
1. Aligners are usually made of plastic, and can be taken out and put back in when necessary. The dentist or orthodontist will provide the patient with instructions regarding how often the aligners must be kept in place.
2. Fixed braces are usually made of metal, and are attached to your teeth permanently until they are removed at the end of the treatment period.
Tooth Fillings FAQ’s
Normally, your tooth will be sensitive to heat and cold for about 2 days after the filling. Some people don’t notice any pain, and for those that do the pain is normally very mild. You should feel no pain and be back to normal in three days.
With regular care and maintenance, a typical filling will last 5-10 years before it needs to be replaced.
If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.