Bubble offers orthodontic services for your child

Children undergo so many changes as they grow up into young adolescents. Along with all of these changes comes movement in their tooth structure and jaw alignment. It is common to notice issues in your child’s oral appearance, such as overcrowding, overbites, and crooked teeth. It may be time to start exploring which orthodontic treatment option is suitable for your child.

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist? 

Most dental offices will suggest orthodontic screening around age 7 to check for early issues. Many children will need treatment at some point, and the earlier it is caught, the easier it will be to fix. Here are some problems you should look out for: 

  • Difficulty chewing or biting down completely 
  • Breathing through the mouth only 
  • Overbite or underbite 
  • Jaw appearing out of place 
  • Crowded or crooked teeth 
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Should My Child Get Traditional Braces? 

Traditional braces have been used to straighten teeth for a very long time. It is still done to this day because it is a highly effective treatment. Metal braces are commonly used and can even correct the most severe cases. The length of treatment depends on the severity of each case but can last up to 3 years. The main benefit of braces is that they work quickly and effectively. Traditional braces are usually the most affordable option for children. Although metal braces are not the most comfortable options, many practices will allow the child to choose the color of the bands attached to the braces, which creates a little excitement for their monthly orthodontist visits.

Is Invisalign Right For My Child? 

Invisalign is a newer treatment option that straightens the teeth using clear removable aligners. Although Invisalign technology has come a long way, it may not effectively correct severe cases. Invisalign is a popular option for older children or teens who don’t want their appearance altered by metal. Invisalign eliminates the need to change your child’s diet and monitor what they can and cannot eat. It is recommended that you avoid sticky food, chips, and soda during treatment with traditional braces. With Invisalign, simply remove the aligner, eat, and replace the aligner. Another benefit is comfort. The smooth plastic aligner does not cause the irritation that metal braces can.

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Bubble Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics is dedicated to providing your child with the best oral care and education.

Bubble Dentistry offers complete orthodontic services for your child 

Our talented orthodontic team at Bubble Children’s Dentistry will walk you and your child through all of the options during your orthodontic consultation. Whether you choose traditional braces or Invisalign, we guarantee your child will walk away with a beautiful smile! To learn more about Bubble’s orthodontic services or about any of the other services we offer, contact us today at 617-655-9410 and schedule an appointment at our office in Newton, MA, to start the journey with Bubble!

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