Braces For Children & Teens

Here at Gilman Orthodontics, our highest priority is the patient and their individual treatment needs. Please call to schedule a consultation for a treatment plan.

Braces for Children and Teens

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting an Orthodontist around age 7. At this age most children have a combination of primary and permanent teeth. Early diagnosis can be the key in correcting severe orthodontic problems. Early treatment benefits can include:

·         Correct and guide growth of jaw and alignment of permanent teeth

·         Adjust the relationship between the upper and lower jaws

·         Create or maintain adequate space for erupting permanent teeth

·         Possible avoidance of permanent tooth extractions

·         Work with children to cease habits such as finger and thumb sucking

·         Improve speech patterns associated with maligned teeth and jaws

If your child has one or several of the following it is suggested to see an orthodontist

  • ·              Early loss of baby teeth
  • ·              Difficulty chewing
  • ·              Mouth breathing
  • ·              Finger of thumb habit
  • ·              Crowded teeth
  • ·              Jaw popping

We are dedicated to creating health attractive smiles and an early visit to orthodontist is the first step. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Braces for Teens

Many teenagers wear braces. All you have do is look around at school! Today braces are more comfortable to wear, easier to take care of, and come in many different styles and colors. With new technology and techniques today’s teens wear braces for a considerably short time than their parents.

·         What kind of correction is needed: Each person is different and each mouth is different. The treatment you will need determines how long you will be wearing braces. If your friends have worn braces for 24 months, this does not necessarily mean you will have to wear braces for 24 months. Many of our patients only require a year or less of treatment.

·         You as the patient: If you are willing to take care of your braces and follow the instructions of the doctor and clinical staff, your treatment duration can be significantly impacted and even shortened. It is up to you brush, floss and keep your appointments!!