At Kids Dental Experts, we are advanced trained in orthodontic treatment for children. We are specially trained to help diagnose problems early and provide solutions to improve your child’s smile such as; growth modification and/or braces.
How do Braces Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Braces use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. Braces are at work every moment of your child’s orthodontic treatment. The two main components of braces are: the brackets that are placed on the teeth and the main archwire that connects them. The bracket is a piece of shaped metal or ceramic that we affix to each tooth. The archwire is bent to reflect your “ideal” bite. In other words, it reflects the way we want your child to look after treatment.
The wire threads through the brackets and, as the wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move the teeth. Picture your child’s tooth resting in their jaw bone. With pressure on one side from the archwire, the bone on the other side gives way. The tooth moves. New bone grows in behind.
Attached to your child’s braces, elastics exert the proper force that creates the right amount of pressure to move teeth. In order for this force to remain constant, elastics are replaced at orthodontic visits-this is where you can create your own custom colors-at each visit!
Different Types of Braces We Offer
Metal braces are the most popular with kids and teenagers. They love using different colors of ligature ties. These braces are much smaller than ever before and they are also the most efficient and predictable at tooth movement. You can create a custom color scheme at each orthodontic visit.
Translucent clear ceramic braces are also available. The advantages of these types of braces is that you have to be very close to someone to be able to see them and they are virtually undetectable.