Braces for kids and teens are common. When children have misaligned teeth, it’s important to make sure that a dentist looks at their teeth and provides them with interceptive orthodontics if needed before they get to their teenage years, when Eagle Rock braces are usually put on. Most kids get their braces on by the age of 12. They must wait until the jaw has stopped growing.
Invisalign for teens is a great way to straighten teeth using clear plastic aligners, without the unsightly hardware of traditional braces. Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners gently straighten teeth over time and can be removed for brushing and flossing, and for special occasions such as graduations and parties, although we recommend wearing them daily for best results. Our Eagle Rock braces are affordable and accessible, and we’ll work with your family so that you can provide your children with the orthodontics and dental care they need.
Besides Eagle Rock braces, we also recommend younger children get dental sealants. Dental sealants are placed on the back teeth most commonly, where food and debris can get caught up in the teeth, causing tooth decay and cavities. We recommend having sealants done at a young age because the sealant acts as a type of barrier to plaque and food debris that can harm teeth. We also recommend having your children come in for an annual cleaning. Annual cleanings are important because they are a better way for us to get deeper into the pockets between the gum and tooth and remove food, plaque and bacteria. We use special tools to make sure all plaque, tartar, and food debris are fully removed. Without proper cleaning, teeth can suffer from plaque buildup and eventually cavities and gum disease can set in. If they are not treated, it can result in tooth loss and damage to the structure.