Many children wear braces, or they may need them in the future. There are a variety of different types of braces for kids, including traditional braces. Some types of braces allow children to customize their braces with colors and other ways to reflect their style.
There are several benefits to wearing braces for kids. Parents likely want to consider three critical benefits when making decisions about braces for their children. To learn about the options available, please contact Lovett Dental Sugar Land today at 281-759-5900.
Types of Braces for Kids
There are several types of braces available to kids today. Traditional braces are the type of braces that is the most common, as they are less bulky than the traditional braces of previous generations.
One reason that traditional braces may appeal to kids that need pediatric braces is the fact that children can customize their braces. Colored bands are available that allow kids the opportunity to express their sense of style.
Ceramic braces offer an opportunity for kids to hide their braces better. Children will likely not hesitate to smile or spend time with their friends when they have the natural, tooth-colored brackets of ceramic braces.
Lingual braces hide the wires of the braces. The orthodontist will place the brackets and wires of the braces on the inside of the teeth instead of on the front of the teeth.
Clear aligners are a popular option among teens and adults that need braces. These braces consist of several clear plastic aligners that will change every two weeks or upon the dentist’s direction. The custom-made clear aligners are removable and easy to care for, even for kids.
Three Benefits of Getting Braces for Kids
There are several benefits related to braces for kids, including three benefits that are particularly important to help children to improve their oral health.
The first benefit is that braces help to straighten crooked teeth. Teeth that are crooked may affect the ability to chew and the ability to speak properly. Kids may have a greater risk of one or more teeth becoming chipped or damaged in other ways if their teeth are crooked and they do not get braces.
The second important benefit of getting braces for children is that braces help close gaps between teeth. Having gaps between the teeth or misshapen or misaligned teeth may pose a greater risk for tooth decay, chips, or cracks.
The third benefit of braces for kids is that braces help to correct bite issues. Examples of bite issues include an overbite or an underbite. An overbite is present when the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth and may even touch the front of the lower teeth. On the other hand, an underbite occurs when the lower front teeth sit forward of the upper teeth rather than meeting the teeth normally in the mouth. This condition is often due to genetics. There may, however, be other reasons for the underbite. Braces often help to correct an underbite.
Learn More About Braces for Kids at Lovett Dental Sugar Land
We welcome your questions about dental braces for kids or about any of our other dental services. We are here to help you and your family maintain a healthy smile and good oral health. We offer a wide array of services for patients of all ages, including:
Starting the process of getting braces for your children begins with a phone call. Contact us at 281-759-5900, or contact us online to make an appointment for your child to determine if they need pediatric braces.