Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Does Your child need braces?

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Does Your child need braces?

 Now that Tyne and Noah are fast  growing up, their first trip to the dentist has to be organised - thanks to good old Peppa Pig Tyne is very familiar with the concept of the dentist and is actually quite excited for his first visit for a check up, which I guess is half the battle.

One thing that does concern me though, is the possibility of the children needing to wear braces as they get older - I struggled with my own teeth as a child as I had quite a pronounced overbite and it's something which knocked my confidence and remains with me to this day, and so if my own children were to develop the same issues I would be keen to resolve the problem as effectively as possible to spare them the same concerns and crisis of confidence.

The thought of your child needing braces can be of concern to parents for many reasons - from the pain and prolonged process of fitting and adjusting them, to the expense involved...and of course the effect on the child with concerns of possible bullying. There are many things that can be a worry but if treatment is required the eventual outcome will almost certainly be worthwhile in the long run.

The Centre for Advanced Dentistry Yorkshire offers many cosmetic dental treatments including implants, dental veneers and braces to name but a few.

Created with a calming peace and serenity in mind to make patients as relaxed as possible, the Centre’s intention is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible no matter what the treatment may be. From the initial arrival at the centre, you will be entering a peaceful, laid back environment which aims to reduce any stress involved for both parent and child.

Here are some signs that a child is likely to benefit from braces:
  • Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting
  • Crowding, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that shift or make sounds
  • Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
  • Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
If your child is getting regular dental visits, your dentist will be able to determine when it’s time for minor intervention or a full evaluation for braces.

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