Getting Braces for the New School Year

Getting Braces for the New School Year

Getting Braces for the new school year

It’s almost that time again—time to start thinking of back-to-school shopping, and getting your child prepared for the upcoming school year. Along with sharpened pencils, this might be the year your child dons a shiny new set of braces. Correcting your child’s smile is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. They will smile confidently, and feel proud.

A few signs that your child is ready for treatment:

  • Teeth are crowded, blocked, and on top of each other
  • Teeth do not align properly
  • Gaps between teeth and where teeth should meet
  • Does your child bite the inside of his or her cheek or the roof of the mouth? That’s a sign
  • Any problems biting or chewing food?
  • Rate of losing baby teeth plays a factor

Why are braces so important? 

A few key reasons include correcting health concerns that involve:

  • Bite and alignment—without proper alignment, children whose bite is off, will suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular)
  • Speech—your child will enjoy confidence while communicating
  • Headaches—wonder what those headaches are all about? Chances are, braces can help those too

Select from an array of choices in braces:

  • Standard metal braces—the most affordable; typically worn for one to two years
  • Invisalign braces—gaining popularity because of the removable tray aligners, Invisalign is a clear retainer style of braces that has tremendous results.
  • Ceramic braces—similar to the traditional metal style, but tooth-colored to blend in and be less noticeable for your self-conscious teenager.
  • Lingual braces—these braces are behind the teeth. They apply pressure to push the teeth into position.

It’s time to schedule a visit with orthodontists in McMurray. Severns is happy to consult with you and your child on your next best step. Call us today!

 

We provide emergency care for unexpected issues that require immediate attention and have evening appointments available for your convenience.

When you come to our office for your dental care, we treat you like a member of our family. Our staff will spend time with each patient and listen to your concerns. We pride ourselves on having a relaxed office atmosphere where you’ll feel at home. Call or contact us today for dental care that creates a beautiful, healthy smile!