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Having Braces Can Help Multiple Alignment Issues

Posted June 8, 2016

Having Dr. [doctor_name] install braces on your child’s teeth can address a wide variety of problems, to give them a more appealing smile and a more functional, healthy mouth that can last a lifetime.

It’s not unheard of for a child’s permanent teeth to come in out of alignment. Beyond the cosmetic improvements, having braces installed can alter improve the ability to chew as well as prevent future fractures. The proper age to have braces installed can vary depending on the degree or realignment required. The common logic is to wait until all of your child’s permanent teeth have emerged.

Braces can also address overcrowding issues. This is even more likely if your child had a primary tooth that was decayed or damaged and required total extraction. Other alignment issues can be a result of much earlier issues related to thumb sucking or prolonged use of pacifier during your child’s formative years.

Problems with an overbite or under-bite, known as malocclusion can also be addressed by braces. When the top teeth extend too far out it is called overbite. When the lower jaw extends too far out it is called under-bite.

If your child has one or more of these issues affecting the alignment of their teeth, you should call Dr. [doctor_name] to set up a consultation appointment.