Braces for Kids in Virginia Beach, VA
Early intervention can alleviate a lot of problems that may occur once permanent teeth fully erupt. Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser treat children in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and those throughout Virginia’s eastern shore with early interceptive orthodontic treatments to prevent bigger problems from developing as they age.
What are Braces for Children?
Dentists often recommend that children see an orthodontist when they see there is an issue unfolding. Children’s braces are an early treatment to help guide permanent teeth into place. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist starting at the age of seven. At this point, baby teeth are coming out as permanent teeth push their way through.
Why Does My Child Need Braces at a Young Age?
Orthodontists are trained to detect issues such as a misaligned bite, overcrowding, and permanent teeth coming into the wrong position. If left untreated, orthodontic treatment at a later age is more invasive and longer in duration. While some may wear braces as children, others may be treated with other orthodontic appliances to correct these common issues.
How Long Does My Child Have to Wear Braces?
There are many factors at play with braces for kids. The length of time they wear them varies based on the issued being corrected and how closely the children and their parents follow the directions of the orthodontist. With some children, braces are a first step to further orthodontics as teens, while others benefit from them to the point that no further treatment is required. Braces for kids often lessens the duration of orthodontic treatment as teens or adults.
Are Braces for Kids Painful?
There is always some minor discomfort initially, as well as following each appointment where the wires are adjusted. This is due to the teeth shifting into their proper positions. The discomfort is usually minimal and only lasts for a day or two. It is also easily remedied with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How Much Does Braces for Kids Cost?
The cost of braces for kids varies with each patient. It depends on the issue being treated and the duration of the orthodontic treatment. We discuss the cost with parents of children as well as our payment and financing options, including CareCredit®. We also help parents determine if their dental insurance provides any orthodontic coverage to offset the cost and reduce your out-of-pocket expense.
If you think your child may need early orthodontic treatment, Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser offer braces for kids living in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and those throughout Virginia’s eastern shore to help make room for and guide permanent teeth into their correct positions. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation today!
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