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Dentistry for Children –  Braces And Orthodontics

Some kids don’t like how braces look, while some may be curious as they’re beginning to become more conscious of their appearance. As a parent, you probably are also thinking about getting braces for your kids.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics focuses on preventing and treating bite, jaw, and teeth irregularities. General Dentists can perform orthodontic treatments but they may also refer certain cases to an orthodontist.

Your child needs to have an orthodontic evaluation to diagnose any potential issues and correct
them while it’s early. Orthodontic issues include the following:

  • Crooked or Misaligned Teeth
  • Overcrowded Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Extra Teeth
  • Jaw Joint Issues
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Should My Child Get Braces?

Braces work by applying pressure on the teeth and moving them to the correct position. How long the treatment lasts depends on the severity of the issue, but generally, kids wear braces for about two years.

Usually, children between 10 to 14 get braces and other orthodontic treatments. The process is the same for children and adults. However, treatment can be more complex for adults.

Different Types of Braces

We offer various types of braces but the most common among children are braces with wires and bands. We'll determine if your child will need other orthodontic devices.

Clear plastic aligners may also be ideal in some cases. These aligners are custom-made to fit the teeth and move them into the right position.

Proper Dental Care When Wearing Braces

Benefits of Getting Orthodontic Treatments

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Getting necessary orthodontic treatments are beneficial for kids for many reasons, such as:

Book Your Child for an Orthodontic Evaluation in South Calgary

If you feel your child needs orthodontic treatment, book them in for a complimentary consultation. Depending on the condition of your child's mouth, your dentist may request dental x-rays. Their recommendations will be based on their findings.

Look at your dental visit as an opportunity to introduce your little ones to the dental office and to get to know the dental team as well.

At Chinook Village Dental, we strive to establish positive relationships with children to make dental visits a pleasant experience for everyone.

If you have further questions about orthodontic treatments, call us today at (587) 328-1298. Our friendly reception staff will assist you in scheduling an appointment with our South Calgary dentist.

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