No child nor any
parent wants to hear about dental braces when they visit the dentist�s
office. In most cases, this is not a good time. While you
may think that you can control the way the teeth look as a child grows,
you may be surprised that much of the need for dental braces is
hereditary. Although, there are some causes, such as thumb sucking
and pacifiers, that encourage teeth to grow the wrong way encouraging
the need for dental braces.
But, why oh why did it have to happen to you? Many parents
dread dental braces because of the cost. Kids, well, they don�t
want those nasty nicknames to go flying around the school
playground. Nonetheless, the procedure and the results have
changed quite a bit over time.
Why Do You Need Them?
Dental braces can help you in many ways. For example, they can
help to straighten crooked teeth. They can help to align the top and the
bottom teeth as well. And, they can improve your smile and your
face as well. Dental braces are in fact a tool to help improve
your overall look and the function of your teeth.
you know that dental braces can be used at any time in life?
While many people often benefit from braces that are done in children,
so too can they be done in some adults. In order for an adult to
have effective procedures, though, surgery may be necessary.
The procedure of dental braces involves the patient having devices
put onto their teeth that will in effect force the teeth to align.
What is happening is that in a growing child, the teeth can be molded
into place. The jaw bones and the bone that is around the teeth
themselves can also be molded into the right shape. All of this is
encouraged during the natural growth of a child.
The good news is that many dental braces have been improved to cause
less pain and to allow for better results. In many cases, invisible braces (Invisalign braces) can be used to hide the devices that are placed on the teeth. And, many times, the quality of work is very evident and
well worth it anyway. Dental braces are something that many kids
need to have.