How Young is Too Young For Braces?

Many parents are worried about how their kids are going to turn out and something not everyone thinks about is their child’s teeth. We all know we have to brush our teeth twice daily and have to floss, but not everyone sees braces or Invisalign as a viable option for dental hygiene.

McSurdy and Staff can guarantee giving your child or yourself braces will be one of the best decisions you make. For one, you will have a straighter smile and will be able to clean them easier. Crooked teeth can lead to crevices blocking certain areas of your teeth, which is why it’s recommended to straighten your teeth as early as you can. Contact us now if you want to learn more about our story or if you want to schedule an appointment.

When Should I First See an Orthodontist?

Now, there is no specific age to see an orthodontist, but there have been people who have taken their children when they were as young as 6-years-old. However, it’s highly recommended to see an orthodontist before they hit 10-years old. This gives the orthodontist ample time to see how your teeth will be forming and if it will negatively affect your jaw.

What to Expect on the First Visit?

If you’ve never been to an orthodontist then you are going to be experiencing some slight differences compared to your general practitioner. For one, they will be carefully looking at your teeth and jaw and seeing if everything is lining up properly. The orthodontist may even take x-rays to see the inside of your face. This will give them a better view of what could be potentially be going on there. They will then discuss your options when it comes to Invisalign and braces.

Wearing Braces and the Benefits

There are many benefits wearing braces and using Invisalign. For one, you are going to get rid of your malocclusion. Malocclusion can cause the bottom part of your teeth to overlap the top part of your teeth, also known as an underbite. This problem also be reversed and cause you to have an overbite. Thankfully, braces and Invisalign will allow you to fix this.

Additionally, Invisalign doesn’t need to use brackets or wires so your mouth will always be comfortable. You can put your Invisalign retainers whenever you want and they will blend in completely with your teeth. No one will notice you are using them until it’s time to eat when you have to take them out. You wouldn’t want to damage them while you ate.

Call McSurdy Today!

McSurdy and Staff are smile specialists and want to ensure everyone has the best possible smile they can muster. There is nothing wrong with having some malformed teeth, but it doesn’t mean you should needlessly suffer. Decrease your chance of bad breathe and tartar build-up by using a dental tool shown to help people. Give us a call at 610-489-6032 if you want to improve your smile with as little work as possible.