Braces for Children
Are you here because you are considering braces for your child and want to learn more about when is a good age to schedule their first orthodontic consultation? Watch this video by Dr. Andrew J Dusel for insight on braces for children and when is the right time to get started. If you would like to schedule a free screening for your child, contact us today!
- People ask, “Do you put braces on every kid you see at an early age?” and the answer is no. Very often, we start by trying to create room for teeth to be made straight and make the jaws the proper size and shape.
- We frequently start with an expander to make more room in the mouth and widen the jaws to the proper width. Then, we go into braces.
- Sometimes we do a “partial treatment” using just upper and lower front braces for a short time to align things into their proper positions and attain a proper fit between the upper and the lower. Then, we give kids a long break and wait for the rest of the adult teeth to come in.
- Our approach depends on the patient. Sometimes we just do expansion at a young age and sometimes we do expansion with partial braces.
Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer braces for all ages throughout Buffalo, Lancaster, Olean, Hamburg, Orchard Park, and Dunkirk, East Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.
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