Orthodontists focus on the alignment of teeth and jaws using non-surgical procedures. They diagnose, prevent, and treat bad bites (crowded or crooked teeth).
Dental alignment includes several pieces of equipment or treatments:
Other corrective devices
Why Is Proper Dental Health Important?
It is important to maintain proper preventative dental health habits for your child by visiting a general dentist regularly. If your child has an overbite, underbite, gaps, or overcrowded teeth, a general dentist can offer a referral to an orthodontist.
If your child needs to see an orthodontist, Kool Smiles also offers orthodontic services in many locations. Children with teeth alignment issues need to see an orthodontist as soon as possible because their teeth and jaws are not yet fully developed.
Your orthodontist will look at the teeth and jaws as they develop and get a good idea of the treatment that will be needed. If they determine that braces are necessary, they will go over the procedure with you and provide tips, such as what foods should be avoided while your child has braces.
Take a look at some of the foods that are allowed with braces:
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Orthodontists usually wait until all adult teeth have come in before providing treatment for your children. In general, children around 12 or 13 are ready to get braces.
How do you know if your child needs a general dentist or an orthodontist? Ask a dentist at a Kool Smiles location near you or call your local office to get the information you need.
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