We all dream of having those coveted pearly white teeth. Some of us have misaligned or crooked teeth, while others have yellowing teeth. The most effective way to deal with misaligned and crooked teeth is to go for an orthodontic treatment, which involves braces being attached to teeth. With the aid of wires, these braces connect teeth to each other. These wires are then tightened to aid tooth movement as well as put the tooth in a desired position. Then this causes proper arrangement of teeth in the form of an arch.
When do children need braces?
There are some things you need to bear in mind when choosing to get your child braces from Davis Orthodontist. First of all, not all children need orthodontic treatment. Sometimes a child's teeth might not be properly aligned, but this may only be a physiological issue. If your kid is under 12 years old and their canine teeth haven't erupted, it's best to wait until the canines erupt. When canines erupt, they help form teeth into an arch shape, eventually helping to align teeth. However, if you spot crowding in your kid's lower mouth's arch or if the issue of misaligned teeth doesn't go away, then you'll need to get your child some braces.
Types of braces
Metal braces are one of the most popular braces for kids from a childrens orthodontist. These are standard braces recommended for most people as they're the most affordable. These are very visible in the mouth cavity but you can add some excitement and glam by trying out some variations. Rather than getting the usual dull, boring, green-gray ligating modules, you can opt for colorful ligatures such as orange, red, or fluorescent green. With colorful braces on, you'll have one more reason to smile. They can also help you truly display your wild side.
For kids who worry about their appearance, there are better choices out there. One of these options is the use of brackets made from composite material that blends in with teeth as it is tooth colored. This makes them less visible than the regular metal braces. Another alternative is to opt for lingual braces, which are standard metal braces that are put on the inner surfaces of teeth (the lingual), making them invisible. You can also opt for invisalign braces, which involves the straightening of teeth with clear detachable plastic aligners, which should be worn for a given fixed period before being replaced by slightly tighter aligners.