Improve Your Smile with Braces
If your teeth or your child’s teeth are crooked or misaligned, your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist. For kids as young as 7, traditional metal braces are often the recommended course of treatment as they provide an affordable option for families. At your initial orthodontic appointment, our team of experts will help determine if you or your child needs orthodontic intervention or if it may be needed in the future. For children, it is important to have them evaluated early (at age 7).
Early Intervention Means Better Teeth
When children are evaluated by an orthodontist or dentist as young as age 7, many benefits can be gained. Not only can the specialists help guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth, but early intervention can also:
- Keep the upper and lower dental arches at an appropriate width
- Provide adequate space for incoming permanent teeth
- Decrease the likelihood of tooth extraction
- Help avoid impacted permanent teeth
- Correct damage from thumb sucking or improper use of bottles
- Improve swallowing and encourage proper enunciation in speech
In other words, early treatment can reduce the amount of intervention needed later on in life.
Invisalign & Braces: Which is the Best Treatment?
While both orthodontic treatment options, Invisalign and Braces, are excellent at correcting misalignment and crookedness, the right choice for you or your child will depend on several factors, including age, desired outcome, maturity level, and budget. Many adults and older teens will benefit from Invisalign due to its discreetness and flexibility for removing the aligners to eat and brush. For children, however, traditional braces are a better fit, as children don’t fully understand the need for discipline when it comes to wearing and caring for clear aligners.
Consult the Orthodontist for Braces
Whether a dentist has referred you to see an orthodontist in Bulverde, or you have decided to move forward with dental correction on your own, our team at Premier Dental Center is here for you. Our experienced orthodontic team will get you in quickly for a consult and help determine whether or not braces are a good option. We can also discuss payment options with you at this time. Get started by calling our orthodontics line at 726-201-1526 today!