GoKids Pediatric Dentistry offers orthodontic treatment along with their other pediatric dental services. Parents seeking dental care for their children can feel confident and avoid the hassle of finding a separate specialist for additional treatment. Depending on the severity of the dental problem, our pediatric dentist in Fort Mill, SC may recommend braces, retainers, or other orthodontic appliances to guide the teeth and jaws into proper alignment.
GoKids Pediatric Dentistry can provide a range of orthodontic services for children:
Traditional Braces: These are the most common orthodontic treatment and consist of metal brackets, wires, and bands. Braces gradually move the teeth into proper alignment by applying controlled pressure. Adjustments are made periodically by our orthodontist to guide the teeth into their desired positions. Traditional braces are effective for treating a wide range of dental issues, from mild to severe misalignments.
Invisalign: Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces, particularly for adults and teenagers. It involves using a series of clear, removable aligners made of a smooth plastic material. These aligners are custom-made and designed to fit snugly over the teeth, gradually shifting them into alignment. Invisalign offers a more discreet treatment option since the aligners are virtually invisible when worn. They can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, providing more flexibility and convenience compared to braces.
Mouth Guards: While not primarily an orthodontic treatment, mouth guards are essential for protecting the teeth and jaw during certain activities. They are commonly used during sports to prevent dental injuries, such as broken teeth or jaw fractures. Mouth guards are typically made of a durable plastic material and custom-fitted by a dentist or orthodontist to provide optimal protection and comfort.
Our orthodontic specialists have extensive and specialized training that enables them to determine the most suitable treatment option according to severity of the dental issue, age, and oral health.
Early orthodontic treatment refers to intervention that occurs before all permanent teeth have erupted. Here are some benefits of early orthodontic treatment:
It’s important to note that not all children require early orthodontic treatment. The necessity of early intervention depends on each child’s specific dental needs. Consulting with your orthodontist or pediatric dentist can help determine if early orthodontic treatment is beneficial for your child.
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