Parents are forever concerned with the attractiveness of their children’s teeth. This is especially true when it comes to keeping kids’ teeth aligned and straight. The good news is that there are many options available today through modern orthodontics that help to ensure kid’s teeth remain straight. For example, one of the more straightforward ways of keeping kid’s teeth in proper alignment is to consider extraction. Pulling just one or a few teeth can actually allow other healthy teeth grow in more normally. Creating room for permanent teeth to come in properly is the goal. When just a few teeth are pulled, there is less crowding in the mouth.
In addition, one of the more traditional ways of straightening teeth is to consider braces. Fortunately, orthodontics has evolved into a highly specialized field where things like braces are used to ensure that children’s teeth come in straight. Even better is the fact that today’s modern braces can be virtually invisible. There are several options in that regard. One of these is known as Invisalign. While this is not an option for children’s baby teeth, it is a good option for older children over 13 years of age. A clear plastic retainer like devices worn for up to 22 hours a day as a way to straighten teeth slowly over time.
Finally, there are different types of dental appliances that are either fixed or removable and that fit conveniently in a child’s mouth. These appliances are intended to slowly and gently change teeth or jaw position. In some cases, these appliances, also referred to as retainers, are used in preparation for traditional braces. Whatever the case may be, one thing is sure and that is that parents have more options than ever before when it comes to making sure the children’s teeth grow in straight and attractive. Contact your kids' dentist in Stockton, Sajjad Rizvi, DDS at Happy Kids Dental today for more information on ways to keep kid’s teeth aligned and straight.
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