Specifically, it uses appliances like metal braces or removable plastic aligners to encourage a balanced and symmetrical smile.
Orthodontic treatment enhances the cosmetic appearance of your child’s smile. It also makes their teeth easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
Orthodontics is used to treat various alignment problems, including:
Your child might also benefit from orthodontics if they have spaces between their teeth.
At Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Purohit typically recommends that children start being monitored after age 7. Early intervention can prevent other problems from developing. It also ensures there’s plenty of room for your child’s permanent teeth to come in as well as taking advantage of their growth and development.