When overcrowded or crooked teeth prevent teeth from fitting together correctly, it can be disheartening. Children and teens can correct problems with crooked teeth by getting dental braces from their orthodontist.
There are several types of metal braces that can restore your child’s smile in no time.
Children suffering from a crooked, uncomfortable bite or gaps in their teeth often suffer from difficulties with speech, eating, or gum disease. Irregular bites like underbites and overbites are easy to damage, as one row of teeth sticks out further than the others.
Uncorrected dental issues can cause discomfort while sleeping and even cause sleep apnea.
If your child is experiencing any of these issues, he or she may need braces.
Most braces are adjusted every four to six weeks and must stay on for approximately one to three years. Once removed, a retainer may need to be worn for up to a year to keep your child’s teeth aligned in their new position.
Find a Kool Smiles near you, or call us today to book your no-cost consultation for metal braces.
1. Traditional Braces
These are the braces we most often think of. Redesigned over the years, traditional braces have become more lightweight. Traditional metal braces feature metal brackets and wires that put pressure on your teeth to keep them aligned.
These braces are more affordable than other options, and your child can choose from several colored bands for a personal touch.
2. Damon Braces
Damon Braces are a relatively new type of brace and metal wire setup. They are a smaller alternative to traditional braces and require fewer dental visits.
These braces use a slide mechanism instead of elastic bands to connect the arch wires, causing less friction and adjustment. Clear brackets are available for kids or teens who don’t want the traditional look.
3. Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces mimic the color of your teeth. They are often more expensive and less durable than traditional metal braces.
4. Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, but instead, they are placed on the inside of your teeth. This makes a difference for those who don’t want to be seen with braces.
Lingual braces can also be a bit more difficult to clean and are not recommended for severe cases of dental disruption.
Your child still needs to care for his or her braces once they’re on. You want your child’s braces and smile to last a lifetime.
Want to find out more about what types of metal braces are available near you? The family-friendly staff at Kool Smiles has been helping kids and parents across the U.S. find the right fit for metal braces since 2002.
Kool Smiles is focused on helping families that need it most. Each location works with insurance options including Medicaid, TRICARE, and SCHIP—as well as payment options that meet a fixed budget.
Kool Smiles can book your child for a no-cost consultation for braces when you call us today!
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