As your child grows up their 20 baby teeth will gradually be replaced by their 32 adult teeth. Of course, this process doesn’t happen all at once. As their jaw structure expands it can accommodate the additional 12 teeth.
As this happens it’s possible for multiple teeth to emerge tightly spaced or out of their ideal alignment. On a cosmetic level, this can leave your child with an unappealing smile. On a functional level, multiple teeth can meet incorrectly in their bite pattern, which increases their chances of suffering dental attrition and dental fractures.
Fortunately, a braces consultation at Dr. Scott Vincent’s orthodontic clinic can help determine the best method for correcting the alignment of your son or daughter’s teeth.
In a case where they are only dealing with minor variations in the alignment of their teeth, Dr. Scott Vincent might be able to fit them for a brand of clear plastic aligners like Invisalign®. This is a series of clear plastic aligners can gradually correct the alignment of their teeth in a short amount of time.
Should your son or daughter have more significant alignment issues Dr. Scott Vincent might recommend traditional braces. This is even more likely to be the case if they have a malocclusion such as an under or overbite.
Once the braces hardware has been installed, your child will need to return to Dr. Scott Vincent’s clinic for routine adjustments. Each of these sessions will bring their teeth into the correct alignment for a healthier mouth and more appealing smile.
If you live in the Sandy, Utah, area and you are concerned about the alignment of your child’s teeth, you should call 801-495-2560 to schedule a consultation at Vincent Team Orthodontics.