Orthodontics for Children
It’s Never Too Early for Orthodontic Care
You don’t normally think of children being viable candidates for braces, but early corrective orthodontic action can be the foundation for a lifetime of optimal dental health and beautiful smiles. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic evaluation for all children by the age of seven.
Dr. Dunbar can evaluate your child’s dental condition at no cost to you and can determine a complete dental care plan for them as they develop. Our knowledgeable staff can predict how jaws and teeth develop and we take preventative and corrective action to prevent future problems and expenses. With early application, your child may experience:
- Mild to moderate soreness
- Difficulty eating certain foods
For soreness, Dr. Dunbar recommends a pain reliever you would normally give your child for pain relief, along with a salt-water mouthwash and wax to lessen the abrasion of the braces on the inside of the mouth.
Once the braces are applied, certain foods may be more difficult for your child to consume. Some of this may fade over time as the mouth adjusts, but sticky foods and candies should be avoided if possible while in treatment.
Contact Castle Pines Orthodontics for more information at (303) 688-3837.