Are Braces Right For Your Child?
It’s ideal to get an orthodontic evaluation for your child by the age of 7. Our Orthodontist at White Brown Smiles in Greenville SC specializes in aligning and straightening teeth in children. We understand that the idea of getting braces can be a dreadful subject with kids.
It’s best to have your child’s teeth checked early to asses if there are developmental issues. At this early assessment it would be determined if that child need interceptive or preventive care to take advance of the future years of growth.
Signs Your Child May Need Braces:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty in chewing eating
- Thumb or finger sucking
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth
- Jaws that shift, make a popping/clicking sound, protrude, or are recessed
- Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
- Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
Whats is the Best Age for Braces?
Studies show that braces are best applied between the ages of 9-14. This is usually at the age when your child has lost most of his or her baby teeth and the majority of their adult teeth have grown in. Each case and individual are different. If you notice any of the above problems, your child doesn’t have to wait until after age 7 to see an orthodontist. Please schedule your appointment with our office today by calling us at 864.297.6453.