Kids today tend to start wearing braces earlier than in years past for several reasons. One reason is, if certain conditions are corrected early, they are easier to treat and can prevent more severe problems from occurring later in life. This approach is called interceptive orthodontic treatment. Another reason for considering braces for kids earlier rather than later is what is called the two-phase approach, which means that the orthodontic work in Shelbyville or Murfreesboro, TN will be done in two stages while your child is still growing.
If our orthodontist advises that treatment is needed, he may want to begin the first phase while your child still has most of the primary teeth. The second phase would begin when your child is older and the orthodontic professional would proceed according to what corrective problems arise.
The beginning of early orthodontic treatment at our office in Shelbyville or Murfreesboro, TN deals with a number of issues. The jawbones supporting the teeth will be guided to grow in straight, allowing the teeth to grow in straight. When the permanent teeth appear, they will be guided into a more favorable position. Preventive steps will also be taken so that additional problems may not develop.
The second phase would deal with moving the teeth into their final positions and correcting any minor bite issues. The child’s growth and the orthodontic treatment are designed to complement each other by taking advantage of jaw development and oral growth.
Braces for kids come in a variety of types. Although still the most noticeable type of braces, today’s brackets are much smaller and much more comfortable. Your child can also choose the color of rubber bands to brighten up the smile.
There are options when it comes to braces for kids at Pack Orthodontics in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, TN. These options can be discussed with you during an initial consultation at one of our offices. We recommend that your child visits our orthodontist in Shelbyville or Murfreesboro, TN before the baby teeth are all gone. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your little one.