Can Young Children Benefit From Orthodontic Treatment? Did you recently learn that your young child may be in need of orthodontic care? Many parents are surprised when we recommend orthodontic treatment for their young children. The preconceived notion is that braces should be placed during teenage years. Orthodontic care has transformed over the years, and…
Are you or a loved one planning to get braces in the near future? It can be overwhelming at first, determining which foods are safe to eat with braces and which foods should be avoided. Unfortunately, some of your favorite foods may be on the “do not eat” list, and for the safety of your braces and your treatment plan, we recommend holding off on eating those foods while you are wearing your braces. There are also foods that we suggest having on hand when you get your braces for the first time or the first few days after an adjustment when your teeth and gums may be a little tender.
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer quality dental care for the whole family. Not only do we offer a variety of general and cosmetic dentistry services, but we are also proud members of the IAO, or International Association for Orthodontics. This means that we offer a variety of orthodontic services in our office as well. You might be wondering why you would use your family dentist as your orthodontist, and we would love to share some benefits of receiving orthodontic care in our office.
Parents want what is best for their children in every way. Many parents are well aware of the specific milestones that children should reach during the first eighteen months of life. However, there are several important growth and development factors that must be evaluated in each child during the first decade of life. Surprisingly, it is the dentist who becomes the guardian of normal facial growth and development for young children to achieve the following:
We are often asked, “How do I know if my child will need braces when they are older?” That’s a great question! Even though the jaw and teeth are still developing in younger children, there are signs that we can spot that will tell us whether orthodontic treatments might be in their future. Read on to find out more.
Orthodontic treatments have come a long way, and now there are options besides the conventional metal braces that everyone thinks of when faced with needing to correct their bite or straighten their teeth.
Have you ever been embarrassed by a misaligned smile or crooked teeth? If you’re thinking about braces, does a teenager with a mouth of metal brackets and wire come to mind? Well, teenagers are no longer the only people with braces. In fact, people of all ages are getting braces to help them improve the look and function of their teeth. Read on to find out more.
Do you think you missed the boat on having straighter teeth or a better aligned smile now that you are an adult? When you think of braces do you only think of teenagers wearing a mouth full of metal? We want you to know that even as an adult, you can improve the alignment of your teeth and bite using orthodontics. What’s more, you also have options other than metal for braces, including ceramic and clear.
As your child’s teeth start to come in, you may notice overcrowded or crooked teeth or that they have an over or underbite. Don’t assume you can wait until they are in their early teens to see an orthodontist. By 7 years old, recommend your child be seen if they are showing signs of orthodontic issues. The chances of correcting overcrowding or a misaligned bite are greater (and treatment is less costly) when orthodontic treatments begin at a younger age.