Children and Braces
About Children and Braces
Children and teenagers are ideal candidates for orthodontic treatment. Because the jawbone is soft and still growing, a young patient’s smile is particularly receptive to re-alignment. In addition to enhanced aesthetics, a straighter smile also offers significant health benefits including improved speech and better access for oral hygiene.
When Should You See an Orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a visit to the orthodontist at age 7 (or earlier if oral or facial irregularities are present). Early intervention allows us to guide the growth of the jawbone, ensuring that permanent teeth come in straight. We do this by creating more space where teeth are crowded and regulating the width of the upper and lower jaw. This helps to avoid impacted teeth and other costly and painful complications later in life.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Garcia, call our Orlando office at Garcia Family Orthodontics Phone Number (407) 857-0800
What Causes Misalignment?
Most bite issues are inherited, but they can also be caused or exacerbated by habits and behaviors that are common with young children including finger sucking, overuse of pacifiers, poor nutrition and poor oral hygiene.
Braces are common among children. For this reason, the embarrassment factor is low when compared to adults, and therefore we often use traditional metal braces on children. Colorful bands are added, giving kids a new and fun way to express themselves!
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial
Just wanted to highlight the level of Zen that i experienced at this place extremely calm and relax environment. Makes you forget you are in Ortho office . Office immaculate ,staff impeccable and friendly, very modern equipment. * The Lady who assisted the Dr with my Braces was very warm and theral throughout the entire process. * Highly recommend Garcia Family Ortho.
- Jason A