If your child is self-conscious about smiling, having braces can greatly improve the way he or she looks and feels. Don't be shy to bring this topic of discussion up with Dr. Skelton and Dr. Kennedy.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Duration of Treatment
Depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and severity of your child's case, treatment time varies and can last between one and three years. Receiving interceptive, or early treatment, can also help provide a quicker treatment time later on in life. Another main factor to a successful treatment is your child’s cooperation. The more involved and diligent your child is, the quicker and more efficient treatment will be.
Dr. Skelton and Dr. Kennedy can provide some insight on these topics and know the ideal time to refer to our team of wonderful orthodontists in the area depending on your child's specific needs.