Kids Orthodontics

 


What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mispositioned teeth and jaws. A bad bite is referred to as a malocclusion and it can be caused by the teeth position and/or the jaw position. The Texas  City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near t La Marque, Galveston, and Hitchcock area is conveniently located near to the HEB and ROSS market complex is  the best Kids Orthodontics near you.

Some of the common conditions that require orthodontic treatment include but are not limited to:

  • Crooked teeth 
  • Impacted teeth (adult teeth that are stuck)
  • Upper front teeth sticking out 
  • Lower front teeth in front of upper front teeth (commonly termed as an “underbite”)
  • Spaces in between teeth
  • Anterior open bite, front teeth not touching
  • Missing teeth requiring replacement and alignment of teeth prior to prosthetic replacement
  • Crossbite correction where the teeth are not biting in a proper relationship 
  • Traumatic bite where the bite is causing damage to the gums 
  • Is Orthodontics all about aesthetics only?

While one of the goals of Orthodontics is to achieve an aesthetic outcome, another primary goal of treatment is also to improve function. Such as when an impacted tooth is brought into proper function with the help of braces treatment and when traumatic bites are corrected and no longer causing gum recession. These are just some examples of the important role orthodontics has to play in overall dental health. 

Orthodontics in children

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends a visit to the orthodontist no later than age 7. As some dental malocclusion can be corrected or prevented early. These include:

  • Early treatment to: 
  • guide jaw growth 
  • lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth 
  • correct harmful oral habits (Such as thumb sucking)
  •  improve appearance 
  • guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position 
  • improve the way lips meet

Every child is different and so are their dental needs, though not every child needs orthodontics. Some may benefit from early interceptive treatment, hence is it best to arrange for a consultation for our orthodontist to have an assessment ,that what will be the best for the kid is it 

  • Clear braces
  • Clear aligners
  • Lingual braces 
  • Clear braces

Clear braces are made from ceramic or sometimes plastic. They work similar to conventional braces in that wires and rubber bands are needed to apply forces on the teeth. These types of braces are less obvious than metal braces as the colour of the braces matches the teeth colour and from a photo it may sometimes not be obvious that one is wearing braces. However the wire is still visible and the clear rubber bands used may stain with certain foods, clear braces also tend to be slightly bulkier than metal braces. Clear braces are a good option for those patients who are not suitable for aligner treatment but do not want the braces to be visible.

Clear aligners 

Clear aligners are customised plastic trays that are designed to progressively shift teeth. They are a type of removable braces. These are some of the advantages and disadvantages of clear aligners. 

 Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3448 Palmer Hwy
Texas City TX
77590.

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