Giving Patients Healthy, Straight Teeth
Is your child or teenager in need of orthodontic treatment? Do they have crooked teeth or gaps between their teeth? They may not be excited about the idea of getting traditional braces, however, we learned that many of our younger patients grow excited once they hear our treatment plan includes colorful braces. What kid wouldn’t be excited to have a colorful smile?
At Rio Dental & Orthodontics in Farmers Branch, TX, we’re committed to creating beautiful smiles for all of our patients. If your child is in need of traditional braces in Farmers Branch, contact Rio Dental & Orthodontics right away.
How Do Traditional Braces Work?
Traditional braces are one of the most effective ways to straighten your teeth. While advancements have been made in orthodontic dentistry, traditional metal braces still hold up strong to their competition such as Invisalign.
The brackets, wires, and elastic bands all work together to shift teeth into the proper alignment and position. At your child’s first appointment, our orthodontists will use a special bonding agent that will correctly place each bracket onto the appropriate tooth.
After the brackets are placed, wires will be threaded through each bracket to snap it into place. The wires serve as the most important aspect of the treatment as they will help move the teeth into the proper place.
How Do I Know My Child Needs Braces?
Most people believe it is an obvious observation that their child needs braces. This can be true when teeth are crooked or crowded, or if an overbite or underbite is apparent.
But there are other signs to watch out for to determine your child may need traditional braces. If your child bites their tongue often or cuts their tongue on their teeth, braces may be necessary to shift the teeth away from the tongue. Also, if your child has difficulty flossing between certain teeth and brushing around certain crooked teeth.
If you believe your child may need braces, contact Rio Dental & Orthodontics in Farmers Branch, TX to schedule a consultation.
Benefits Of Straighter Teeth
We know it’s not every child’s vision to wear braces, but the benefits of having a straight smile make it worthwhile:
- Greater oral health. Straighter teeth are easier to brush, floss, and keep clean, reducing the chance of contracting cavities and gum disease.
- Increased self-esteem. With a straight smile, your child can smile with confidence.
- Reduce wear and tear. When your teeth aren’t straight, it puts added pressure on certain teeth when chewing.
Schedule An Appointment Today
With four convenient dental office locations, Rio Dental & Orthodontics is a top choice for pediatric and adult dental care. We accept most PPO dental insurance. Give us a call today at (972) 746-2533 or book an appointment online now.