After making the decision to get braces, know that there are a few main types for you to choose from depending on your needs. But don’t worry – Dr. VanLue will go over all of this with you so that you can pick the option that best meets your needs and exceeds your expectations across the board.
Your Journey Toward a New Smile
You should take your child to see an orthodontist if any of the issues that braces are designed to correct begin to develop. Keep in mind that kids can potentially need braces for a wide range of different reasons, including things like crooked teeth, overlapped teeth, overcrowded teeth, and more.
One of the most important things to understand about the mouth of a teen is that it is, for all intents and purposes, constantly developing. That is to say, just because a child isn’t born with any particular issues like crowded teeth or an overbite doesn’t mean those problems won’t develop later on.
Braces never stop being effective because the types of issues they’re designed to correct can happen at literally any age. Likewise, some adult patients actually have more success than their younger counterparts because their jaws have officially finished developing – thus reducing the chances that additional action will be necessary down the road.
While it’s certainly true that most people are familiar with traditional braces as a concept, it’s still entirely possible to have questions about how they work, or about what type of experience you can expect while wearing them. With that in mind, here are comprehensive answers to some of the most common questions that people have. If you’d like to discuss any particular one with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call our office today.