The alignment of your child’s permanent teeth can be of more importance than simply improving the appearance of their smile. While orthodontic braces can certainly help them eventually feel better about their appearance, it can also help prevent some dental problems later in their adult life.
Permanent teeth that meet at an imperfect angle can leave their mouth prone to problems like dental attrition and an increased risk of suffering dental fractures.
If your son or daughter has significant alignment issues such as an underbite or overbite Dr. John R. Schouten might recommend installing traditional braces into their mouth. This incorporates a variety of metal brackets, wires, bands, and other components to create a system capable of gradually adjusting the alignment of their teeth.
If your child is uncomfortable with the overt appearance of orthodontic hardware in their smile, Dr. John R. Schouten can apply a glaze of dental grade to the visible braces components. It can be shaded to match their tooth enamel to make the braces less noticeable.
If you live in the Price, Utah, area and your teenager has alignment issues with their teeth, you should call 435.637.0820 to schedule a consultation at Schouten Orthodontics.