There are many times when children will require orthodontic work in order to properly align their teeth. The good news is that there are now more choices than ever before thanks to modern technology.
No longer will children be concerned about the appearance of a “metal mouth”. Not only are they able to obtain quality results, but they will not need to be worried about the social stigma associated with traditional appliances. Children’s removable braces boast a number of advantages and if you feel that your child requires orthodontic work, it is a good idea to appreciate what is in store.
What Types of Children’s Removable Braces are Available?
These removable braces can be grouped into two discrete categories:
- Those meant to provide interceptive treatment.
- Removable braces designed for teenagers
Interceptive treatments are those which address children between seven and eleven years of age. Similar to a traditional retainer, these types of children’s removable braces combine a clear plastic tray and a metal wire. This tray adheres to the roof of the mouth with the help of the wire. This method is generally used when only minor adjustments are required. Children will normally wear such braces for a few months or until the desired results have been achieved. However, keep in mind that major adjustments are not possible with these appliances.
The second main option is used to address children in their early teenage years. In such circumstances, a system known as Invisalign is employed (the very same approach taken when referring to adult orthodontics). Invisalign utilises a series of clear plastic trays which slip over the existing teeth of your child. Over time, their shape is modified in order to correct issues such as overbites and underbites. The Invisalign system can address most problems although more severe oral concerns could dictate that traditional metal braces are required.
What are the Advantages of Choosing Children’s Removable Braces?
The first major benefit attributed to children’s removable braces is the fact that they are not nearly as noticeable when compared to traditional metal appliances. This is important from a self-esteem point of view, as children will be more inclined to have the treatment performed.
A second interesting feature of these modern marvels is that they do not remain permanently in place. Children will therefore be able to brush and floss their teeth without worrying about braces getting in the way. Not only can this encourage healthy oral care habits, but the chances of developing problems such as cavities and gum disease are dramatically reduced.
Children’s removable braces can also be used to prepare the teeth for more significant adjustments in the future. This leads to quicker overall treatment times, less discomfort and more reliable results. Children who become acclimated to these appliances at a relatively early age are more likely to follow the proper care techniques as they grow. Subsequent issues such as tooth extractions may even be avoided entirely.
Why Work with the Professionals at Moira Wong Orthodontics?
The specialists at Moira Wong Orthodontics are able to provide a number of child-friendly treatment options, so you are always in good hands when working together with our team. These specialists have also been trained to appreciate the needs of the younger generation; reducing issues such as anxiety and fear of such treatments.
Whether you are interested in our range of orthodontics or your child requires special attention, a representative is always on hand to help. Please contact us to book an informative appointment or if you would like to learn more.