A beautiful smile helps fill your child with confidence. Unfortunately, many children endure smiles plagued with misalignment and gaps between teeth. Others have crowded teeth, overbites, and underbites. Thankfully, these dental issues can be addressed with simple orthodontic treatment. At Weber Orthodontics, we offer our young patients the latest in innovative dental care to help restore their smile to optimal beauty and health. Today we discusses the importance of receiving braces at a young age.
The First Appointment
How soon should your child see an orthodontist? According to both the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, your little one should see your orthodontist around age seven. During this visit, Dr. Weber will examine your child to assess the state of their dental health and development. Should she find signs of burgeoning misalignment or other dental issues, Dr. Weber can recommend immediate treatment. Children’s braces can help your child obtain a gorgeous smile free of misalignment.
Importance of Early Treatment
Obtaining orthodontic treatment at an early age reduces treatment time and improves dental health. As a child, your mouth is still growing and changing, making realignment with braces easier. Once you reach adulthood, treatment may need to be more extensive and last for long periods. On average, orthodontic treatment lasts between 12 and 24 months.
For teens worried about their appearance, Dr. Weber offers Invisalign. Instead of using wires and brackets to restore smiles, Invisalign employs a series of clear plastic aligners to reposition teeth gently over a period of about a year. Invisalign provides an esthetically pleasing alternative to traditional children’s braces.
Schedule an Appointment with your Kansas City Orthodontist
Are you interesting in boosting the health and appearance of your little one’s smile with children’s braces? Then make an appointment today. Call Weber Orthodontics today for a free initial consultation. Our office provides the latest in orthodontic care for the residents of Kansas City and surrounding communities.