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3 Ways To Determine if Your Child Needs Braces

Teeth braces are commonly used to address a variety of dental problems, including crooked teeth, gaps, or straightening. Not every child will need braces, but those who do usually get them between the ages of 8 and 14. A child’s genetics play a large role in whether or not they may need braces. If your teeth were in need of braces, there is a good chance your child might as well.

Does your child need braces? Here are three things to look for:

1. Your Child Has Crowded Teeth 

When your child has lost all their baby teeth, it will not be long until their adult teeth start to grow. A common issue some children run into is not having enough room for their adult teeth to grow. This is known as crowded teeth. Crowded teeth can cause discomfort and restrict new teeth from growing properly. Braces are a common solution for crowded teeth, as the braces are fitted to guide teeth into proper locations.

2. Your Child Has Gaps Between Teeth

New adult teeth can grow at different rates. As your child ages into their teenage years, it is not uncommon for gaps to occur in between teeth. Braces can address gaps by pulling the teeth closer together and closing the gap. 

3. Your Child’s Teeth Look Misaligned 

Misaligned teeth can cause discomfort or difficulty chewing. Fortunately, teeth that are not straight or misaligned can easily be fixed with braces. The moment you notice your child’s teeth are misaligned, the sooner you should contact a dental expert and inquire about braces. 

Contact Lindner Dental in Bedford, NH! 

If you have any questions or need assistance determining if your child needs braces, contact our expert team at Lindner Dental! Our amazing orthodontists will be happy to help any way we can! With our decades of experience, passion, and commitment, you and your child will be in good hands!