Orthodontics is best known as "braces". Orthodontics is all about aligning the teeth and jaws to improve your child's smile and oral health.
An orthodontic problem is called a malocclusion (bad bite).
Common examples include crowded teeth, missing teeth, misaligned jaws, and extra teeth. Some of these are inherited while some malocclusion is acquired through accidents, improper care in early stages of baby teeth development, as well as bad oral habits.
At Small World Dental we know that misaligned teeth can affect your child’s self-esteem and ability to chew healthy foods. Orthodontic treatment like braces and Invisalign helps move teeth that are crooked or that do not fit.
Orthodontic treatment typically begins in the early teen years of your child. Treatment usually lasts between 6 months to 3 years. The duration of braces or Invisalign treatment can be determined after evaluating your kid's current dental condition.
Did you know? Crooked teeth are harder to clean often leading to cavities and gum disease.
What are the benefits of orthodontics?
At Small World Dental, braces or Invisalign can help by:
Increasing your child's self-esteem.
Reducing the risk of cavities and gum diseases.
Improving speech and oral hygiene.