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Solar Dental
655 Fairway Rd.
Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1X4

Call: 519-893-2790

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Dental braces Kitchener Ontario  – Why Kids Need Braces

Dental braces Kitchener Ontario

If your child has crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, uneven teeth or if their upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw (often called a “bad bite” or overlapping teeth), they may need to get dental braces.

Teeth problems and jaw problems can happen because of an injury or bad habits like thumb sucking.

However, more often than not, teeth are misaligned because of heredity.  If someone in your family needed braces, it is likely that your kids will too.

If you are taking your children to the dentist regularly, it is likely your dentist will notice that the child’s teeth are starting to come out improperly.  When this happens, your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist for treatment.  Depending on the situation, you may not be referred to a specialist because some dentists can also perform basic orthodontic procedures.

There’s no set age for when a child needs dental braces.  Some kids will get them as early as age 6.  Others may need braces when they are 10 or even into their teenage years.  Even adults can get dental braces.

Problems Caused By Misaligned Teeth

  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Problems with chewing, speaking, and/or biting
  • Gastrointestinal problems from inability to chew food properly
  • Jaw pain
  • Trouble cleaning the teeth properly, leading to plaque and food accumulation between teeth
  • Increased incidence of tooth decay and periodontal disease
  • Gum and bone erosion
  • Irregular wear of the tooth enamel
  • Facial pain
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD, often incorrectly called “TMJ”)

Dental braces put steady pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired position or to straighten them.  Most kids braces involve metal brackets, wires and rubber bands.

As the teeth slowly move into place, the wire is tightened to move them along a bit further.  Each  time, the teeth can hurt a little for a day or two because the pressure of the braces.

Sometimes clear or white ceramic braces can be used instead of wires.  These braces are more popular with teenagers because they are less noticeable.

Depending on the situation, your child may only need dental braces behind the teeth. These are called lingual braces.

Another type of braces are called Invisalign.  These are clear plastic trays that are custom fitted to the teeth to move them into place.  Invisalign cannot be used by may patients, but where they can be used, they can reduce the time of treatment substantially.

Some kids may need other devices such as horseshoe-shaped headgear that attaches to the back teeth when they are sleeping at night.  The headgear is used to provide stronger force to move the teeth when required.

If overcrowding is a problem, some teeth may need to be removed sometime in the teeth straightening process to make a more comfortable fit for the rest of the teeth.

Once the braces are on, your child will have to visit the orthodontist every few weeks for monitoring and adjustments.  Dental braces treatment averages around two years.

After the dental braces treatment has been completed, your child may need to wear a specially molded retainer to keep the teeth from drifting back into their original places.  A retainer is a small, hard piece of plastic with metal wires or a thin piece of plastic shaped like a mouth-guard.

Find out if dental braces is right for you.

Dental Braces Kitchener Ontario
Call 519 672-5373 or 1 844-765-2748

Solar Dental is open 6 days a week, and in the evenings during weekdays for dental braces services in Kitchener Ontario.

The Solar Dental Kitchener dentist office is a full service dental clinic in Kitchener Ontario that provides cosmetic dentist services, sedation dentistry services, emergency dentist services, dental hygiene services, dental implants, paediatric dentist services, periodontist services, Invisalign and denture care services.  We are a full service family friendly dental clinic in Kitchener Ontario providing dental services for adults and kids dentist services.

If you are experiencing extreme tooth pain, you might need a root canal from an endodontist.   Extreme pain can be considered a dental emergency, so come see us as quickly as possible.  We will schedule your appointment on a priority basis to get rid of the pain as quickly as possible.

Dental Braces Kitchener Ontario
Call 519 672-5373 or 1 844-765-2748 To Book An Appointment.

Dental Braces Kitchener Ontario