How to Choose the Right Braces for Your Child

Written by Article By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.

Braces can be a great solution to fix all types of issues with your teeth. Often, parents take their kids in for this procedure at young ages. You can get braces for your child once all their permanent teeth come in. As we grow and age, our teeth do move though. Some orthodontists recommend that parents wait until their kids are at least eight years old while others prefer that kids be around ten.

The best idea is to take your child to see an orthodontist by the age of seven so they can analyze your child’s bite and oral habits. They might be able to provide advice and supervision to prevent certain problems with teeth and gums.

Though some kids are just naturally nervous about seeing the dentist or orthodontist, this is something that should be spoken of in a positive manner. Good dental health is something that follows you throughout life. Those who get good dental care at young ages will keep their real teeth longer and they’ll have fewer problems.

Your orthodontist will recommend the best type of braces for your child. They may not have serious issues. Invisible aligners might work well in this case. If teeth have come in too close or they are crooked, then metal braces might be the best solution. Ceramic braces are popular as well. This is actually much like metal braces except the material is an attractive ceramic color that is not noticeable.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics. Dr. Mark Rashidi and his staff at Remarkable Smiles enjoy helping people get the perfect smile. As an Orthodontist in Mission Viejo, Dr. Rashidi also offers services in Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Irvine. Dr. Mark is experienced working with traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign.