Pediatric Braces in Louisville, KY
Young mouths require delicate care. At Oliver Orthodontics, we tailor a customized plan to your child’s needs to ensure they get the right care for their age and their smile.
When Should I Take My Child to the Orthodontist?
The right time to bring your child to our Louisville orthodontists is when you first have concerns. Children as young as 7 may have correctable orthodontic needs. Our experienced staff will carefully examine your child to determine if they need to begin treatment. For many children, it may be worthwhile to let their mouth develop further or wait for more permanent teeth to come in. We will let you know when you can anticipate the beginning of treatment.
What Types of Issues Require Pediatric Braces?
Crooked teeth and misaligned bites can cause more than cosmetic issues. Closing gaps, straightening teeth, and aligning the bite can improve the look and function of teeth, as well as help with other issues such as trouble chewing, speaking, or breathing. A well-aligned set of teeth also ensures that incoming permanent teeth set in the proper place.
What Are Pediatric Braces Like?
Many parents worry about the impact of pediatric braces on their children. However, today’s pediatric braces are smaller and lighter than you may remember from your childhood. In addition, most children will require some form of orthodontic care during their child or teen years. Chances are some of their friends may already have braces of their own or will soon. Plus, many care options allow for some customization fun in the form of colored bands or braces.
Early care does more than make a child’s smile look better. Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and care for, resulting in fewer issues with gum disease and tooth decay. Our Louisville office provides a wide range of pediatric orthodontic care, including pediatric braces, removable aligners such as Invisalign, expanders, and headgear to correct issues with pediatric smiles. Reach out to us today if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for your child.