Braces for Children/Teens
What’s involved when a child gets braces?
The dentist initially conducts a visual examination of the child’s teeth. This will be accompanied by panoramic X-rays, study models (bite impressions), and computer generated images of the head and neck. These preliminary assessments are sometimes known as the “planning phase” because they aid the orthodontist in making a diagnosis and planning the most effective treatment.
In many cases, the dentist will recommend “fixed” orthodontic braces for children. Fixed braces cannot be lost, forgotten or removed at will, which means that treatment is completed more quickly. Removable appliances may also be utilized, which are less intrusive and are generally used to treat various types of defects.
Brackets can often be placed within the week and the case started. We are excited to work with you and your child in reaching your goal of straighter teeth and great smile!