If your child has crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth, consider children’s orthodontics. Orthodontic appliances like braces and retainers can transform your child’s smile and encourage optimal oral health. At iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics, experienced orthodontist Brandon Hoang, DMD, and the team provide children’s orthodontics for kids and teens. To make an appointment for your child, call the office in Corona, California, or request an appointment online today.
Children’s orthodontics is a dental subspecialty that uses appliances, like braces, retainers, and clear aligners to improve the position of your child’s teeth and jaw. If your child has crooked teeth or a malpositioned bite, they’re more likely to experience tooth decay and gum disease. Children’s orthodontics can reduce the risk of these and other issues.
If you’re concerned about the alignment of your child’s teeth or jaw, make an appointment with the team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics. That’s especially true if your child is age seven or younger and complains of toothaches, jaw pain, or other oral issues.
After an oral exam and a series of oral X-rays, your child’s orthodontist can develop a treatment plan that aligns with their needs.
The team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics uses children’s orthodontics to treat a wide range of issues, including:
Your child might also benefit from orthodontics if they have a bite abnormality, like crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
The team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics offers several types of children’s orthodontics, including:
Traditional braces feature brackets, metal archwires, and rubber bands. Your child’s orthodontist bonds the brackets to the front of their teeth. The brackets and archwires put mild pressure on your child’s teeth and jaw, gradually improving their alignment and position.
If your child doesn’t want to wear metal braces, consider Invisalign®. Invisalign uses a series of removable plastic aligners to straighten your child’s teeth. Invisalign aligners are easy to clean and care for. What’s more, since they’re removable, your child can continue eating their favorite snacks, including nuts, seeds, and pretzels.
Children’s orthodontics is safe and usually well-tolerated. During the first few weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience some discomfort or mild soreness. Your child can take anti-inflammatory medication or apply a bag of ice to their cheek. If your child has metal braces, the team can give them wax to protect their lips and gums from cuts.
To learn more about children’s orthodontics, request a consultation at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.