Braces for children help improve smiles early and successfully
In the first decade or more of a child’s life, a lot of changes happen within their smile. As babies, they develop their first set of teeth, which helps them to enjoy hard foods and transition from breast milk and soft baby foods. Around the age of six and seven, these teeth start to come out as permanent adult teeth come in. The child’s jaw and mouth grow as well, making room for all the teeth needed for proper oral health and function. However, there are times when issues occur during these development points in which an orthodontist may need to intervene. At Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental, we assist with providing children’s dentistry and orthodontics to monitor for changes that might require intervention from our team of professionals. We serve Burbank, California, area patients and can help you understand when your child could benefit from braces.
Does my child need braces?
Braces for children are common in many families. In fact, this period of time is the best time for orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists encourages patients to have their children screened for orthodontia by age seven. If your child is already visiting us, we may bring to your attention any concerns we may have about their smile development and whether or not early treatment should be started. We can often detect—and correct—issues as they happen, saving you and your child time and money!
What can braces for children accomplish?
Early orthodontic treatment from Dr. Payam Bostani and his team can help:
- Reduce the future need for extractions
- Reduce overall treatment time
- Provide more room for permanent teeth to erupt
- Keep space available for teeth that are still underneath the gumline
- Create proper facial symmetry and jaw growth
Request an appointment to learn more about braces for children!
If you suspect that your child may need early orthodontic intervention, call Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental today to find out more. The office is at 1601 West Burbank Boulevard in Burbank, CA, and can be reached by calling the practice at (818) 918-5533 today!
Before & After Results
Case 1: Class II Div 2
This patient was a classic Class II Div 2 case that was treated non-extraction. The case was concluded with elastics, and resulted in a beautiful smile.