As your child’s mouth grows and develops their 20 primary teeth will inevitably be lost to accommodate the 32 permanent teeth that will need to serve them through the remainder of their life. Preserving the health and integrity of these teeth is then very important.
Beyond essential oral hygiene measures like brushing twice and flossing once each day, and visiting the dentist, the alignment of their teeth can also be a factor. Deviations in their dentition can leave your child’s teeth at increased risk of suffering from dental fractures and tooth enamel attrition.
Fortunately, Dr. Joyce Bahng & Associates can use orthodontic braces to gradually correct the alignment of their teeth. This can also help give them a more attractive smile.
The realignment process relies on consistently timed braces adjustments. Each of these simple appointments will apply sufficient tension to the connective tissues that anchor their teeth in the gums. Each one will bring their teeth one small step closer to their ideal position and orientation.
Consistent timing of their adjustments is very important. If you know of an upcoming scheduling conflict with an adjustment appointment, you should contact our practice as soon as possible to set up an alternate time.
If your child’s permanent teeth are misaligned and you live in the Sterling, Virginia, area, you should call 703-444-4188 to schedule a braces consultation at JB Dental Associates and TMD & Sleep Center’s dental clinic.