As your child’s 20 primary teeth are replaced by their set of 32 adult teeth it’s possible for minor alterations to occur in the alignment of their teeth. In some cases, the deviation in their dentition can be significant.
If the misalignment is not corrected they could be an increased risk of dental attrition and dental fractures. At the same time, they could also suffer self-esteem issues from the unappealing appearance of their smile.
In a situation like this, you should schedule a braces consultation at Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt orthodontic clinic. During this appointment, she can determine the severity of the misalignment with your child’s teeth and the best method to correct it.
If they have significant alignment issues such as and under or overbite, your orthodontist might recommend traditional braces. Through the course of multiple adjustments, this will bring their teeth into the correct alignment for a healthier mouth and more appealing smile.
If your son or daughter feels uncomfortable with visible braces hardware in their smile, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt can apply a ceramic glaze to the visible braces components. This special type of dental porcelain can be shaded to match their tooth enamel to make the braces less noticeable.
If your child only has minor deviations their dentition, then we might be able to fit them for a brand of clear plastic aligners like Invisalign®. These clear plastic aligners can gradually correct the alignment of their teeth in a short amount of time.
If you live in the Worthington, OH, area and your child have uncorrected alignment issues with their teeth, you should call 614-888-8070 to schedule a consultation at A Winning Smile Orthodontics.