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Alignment issues with your child’s teeth can cause several different problems. While cosmetic issues with their smile can impact their self-esteem, physical imperfections can also lead to oral health problems in the future. Misaligned teeth can cause dental attrition and dental fractures in adulthood. As time goes by, the damaged teeth could also be more prone to cavities.

Fortunately, most orthodontic alignment issues can be corrected by having braces installed at Dr. John R. Schouten’s orthodontic clinic in Price, Utah. There a few possible variations that he might suggest based on your child’s personal preference and degree of misalignment.

Traditional braces use small metal brackets that are cemented onto the faces of their teeth. They will be connected by a strong metal wire and they will typically include other hardware components.

If your child is uncomfortable with visible braces hardware, Dr. John R. Schouten can apply ceramic braces to their smile. This is a natural-looking appliance. One it has been applied, the braces hardware will have less visual impact.

If your child needs to correct minor alignment issues, Dr. John R. Schouten might suggest clear, plastic braces such as Invisalign®. These clear, plastic aligners will be designed to match your child’s teeth. Every two weeks they will need to switch to another set of aligners that will be tuned to bring them one step closer to their ideal alignment.

If you live in the Price, Utah, area and you are contemplating braces for your child, you should call 435.637.0820 to set up a consultation at Schouten Orthodontics.