Braces are seen as a milestone for so many children, but not everyone needs them. In this blog post, we’ll help you start thinking about whether or not your child needs braces by looking at some of the common issues they address.
When Do Kids Need Braces?
There’s no one answer to when kids need braces. And, in fact, kids aren’t the only ones who need, or want, to get braces. But it is true that there’s a typical age range when orthodontic issues begin to appear and are typically addressed. Many kids end up getting braces in their late childhood or early teenage years. There are some early interventions, like spacers, that can make your child's experience with braces easier as a teenager. That's one reason it's a good idea to start thinking about braces before your child hits their teen years.
Does My Child Need Braces?
There are a number of different reasons why your child might need braces. Major causes include crooked teeth, overlapping teeth, crowded teeth, or issues with the bite. Although some of these issues can be caused by a habit like thumb-sucking, they are generally not preventable.
While braces are necessary for many children, they can be a financial burden for many parents. Here at Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we strive to make quality care affordable to all of our patients by accepting a wide array of insurance plans and by offering helpful financing options. Our financial page offers details about how we make it easy to afford our great dental care services.
Braces & More in Cibolo, TX
One of the many benefits of coming to a pediatric dentist is our vast experience with children. We see lots of children who need braces, and many who don’t. This wide exposure allows us to help you figure out exactly what’s best for your little one. Give us a call or visit our website to set up a consultation visit if you think your child might be ready for braces!