What Age Should Children Get Braces – Elite Dental CARE Tracy


31 October 2020

What Age Should Children Get Braces – Elite Dental CARE Tracy

Nurturing kids is a lovely journey, but at the same time, it’s a huge responsibility. Their proper growth with good health is a challenge for every parent, especially dental health!! Parents have millions of questions and dilemmas in their minds while their kids are growing. They regrow with their kids. We recommend parents to consult a pediatrician for dental check-ups from the very first phase of their children. Brushing should start from the initial phase of the children from even before the eruption of the first teeth(primary teeth). The phase of transmission where a baby loses his/her primary teeth and develops permanent teeth is crucial for the formation of the proper shape and structure of teeth. This phase is the deciding factor about the need for braces in children, that is – the age between 8 and 14 years where the kids enter their teenage.

How does a parent know if their kids need braces?

Parents should take the initiative and book the first appointment with the orthodontist since the age of 7yrs to know the general dental health of their kiddos. Various symptoms assure that children need to put on braces. It is just that parents have to observe and take the necessary action in time to treat their kids.

Here are a few symptoms that assure the need for braces:

  1. The improper shape of the teeth.
  2. Bad breath.
  3. An uneven bite, or chewing of the food.
  4. Atypical meeting of the upper and lower teeth.
  5. Jawbone and teeth are not in proportion with the rest of the face.
  6. The structure of the teeth is crowded, crooked, or have gaps.
  7. Jaws shift, obtrude, make sounds, and recede.
  8. The facial shape at the jaw point is not proper.

So, parents, if you observe these symptoms in your children, take them to the orthodontist and get them treated as soon as possible to gift them dental health and peaceful life with a beautiful smile!! We come across many parents at Elite Dental Care who panic about their kids putting on the braces, and the most frequently asked question by them is – Do their kids have to put them on for a lifetime?

Dr. Singh says, “No,” the braces won’t stay forever on the teeth!!

Let us peep through about the duration of the treatment of the braces:

Treatment depends on the type of abnormality the orthodontist is trying to correct in a patient. There are various types of braces and procedures to treat different dental issues. A few may wear braces for about 18 to 30 months approximately. Some may wear them for just 4 to 8 weeks for proper alignment of their teeth.

It depends upon the severity and cause of misalignment of children’s teeth. After braces, dentists prescribe retainers for at least two years, and a few individuals may prefer wearing permanent retainers to prevent shifting.

Do the braces hurt the sensitive teeth of the children, which just grew?

Children have to visit the orthodontist for a regular check after wearing the braces to assure the dental health and condition of the braces. The dentist will tighten the interconnecting wires in every visit, which increases the pressure on the teeth and causes the discomfort of sore mouth to the kids. This discomfort may make the child reluctant for the treatment. However, it is the parent’s responsibility to educate and prepare them for the treatment. The age limit is not a restriction. Braces for children indeed do not relate to the age of the children. The decision to wear them depends upon the dental issue in the kids after their permanent teeth come in. Many kids feel embarrassed to wear these brackets and wires on the teeth and ignore treating their misaligned teeth as it affects their visual appearance.

However, kids!! Good news for you!!

In the digital world today, various types of braces that are invisible yet treat effectively without any pain are available to end your embarrassment.  These braces favor conscious people satisfying their aesthetic demands and giving them an attractive and adorable smile!!

We welcome to contact us – Elite Dental Care at Tracy for the best orthodontic treatment or a piece of dental advice.

Reach us at info@theelitedental.com or call us: +1 209 213 7808.

We are happy to serve you better to give you a bright future with good dental health and oral care.