If your last visit to the family dental centre in Durham brought you news that your child may need braces, it probably caused a few ripples. The very thought of getting braces is enough to worry a child, especially if they are old enough to have concerns about their image and what their peers will say. However, as any dentists in Duke, Chapel Hill or Durham will tell you, the earlier your child gets their orthodontic work done, the better.
Braces are used by Durham dental clinics to correct cross bites, open bites and deep bites. If your child had or has a habit of thumb sucking or pushing their tongue against their teeth, it could cause teeth to protrude, and they will probably need braces.
Braces can be made to match your teeth, just check what options your Chapel Hill dental specialist or Durham dental centers offer. You may even be able to get your child fitted with clear/translucent plastic braces that don’t stand out like the metal braces you saw as a child.
A good age to get your braces fitted is when the child is about 12 or 13 years old and the teeth are still growing, so don’t put off the visit to get their braces fitted. Correcting a dental problem only gets tougher with age and your child will thank you in the long run.