Families in Wellington, Florida often contact Family Orthodontics about guidelines for children’s braces. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends age 7 for an orthodontic screening because the first molars and incisors have usually erupted by that age. Dr. Danny Bass is able to evaluate basic orthodontic situations at that time caused by thumb sucking, jaw discrepancies, and severe crowding of teeth.
An advantage of knowing braces are in your child’s future is the ability to save for the expense and do price comparison so you get the best quality at an affordable price. Orthodontic treatment varies with teeth development, such as losing baby teeth and having most of the permanent ones come in. That usually happens between the ages of 11 – 13.
Children’s braces are effective during preteen and teen years because facial and jaw bones are still developing and are easy to work with. It is less expensive to take care of problems as soon as possible. Our goal is to keep our Wellington patients from tiring of the process or perhaps scarring their teeth by wearing the braces for an extended period. Your child could have friends or classmates who get braces at the same time. That deters the feeling of being the only one who requires work on their teeth, in addition to having kids their own age to share the experience with.
The Bionic Bracket System offers a variety of colors to add an attractive look to their smile. Invisalign Teen straightens teeth with virtually invisible easy to care for aligner trays that are removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. They minimize the impact on your teen’s social life and self-confidence. Dr. Bass will set up appointments during the treatment time to check on progress and order new trays.
yIfour child is not yet ready for braces, we’ll schedule free observation visits until the time is right. Call Family Orthodontics today to schedule a free consultation at 561-762-6200.