Children’s Braces in San Jose
At Children’s Dental Group, we specialize in children’s braces in San Jose. Pediatric braces are a good way to get your child’s malocclusions treated early enough before the teeth start changing and setting. We provide early orthodontic treatment as well, to check the supporting structures of the teeth and to figure out what needs to be done later on by mapping out a plan for orthodontics when the child is old enough to have braces put on.
Orthodontic treatment is the practice of aligning teeth or problems with the bite. At Children’s Dental Group, our specialist is experienced in all types of braces, including for both children and teenagers. We first have patients come in for a full exam, because the teeth and gums should be healthy and in good shape before we recommend the right kind of braces for your child. It is important for your child to receive early interceptive care if necessary before getting their children’s braces in San Jose. Interceptive orthodontics are designed to create room for crowded teeth while helping reduce the need for any teeth to be extracted. Sometimes teeth need to be extracted before the interceptive orthodontics are placed.
Bad bites that are not treated quickly enough can cause more damage and future expensive dental bills, so children should have their first orthodontic exam as early as possible. This allows us to check for dental issues and to correct bite problems before they become more serious. The main goal of orthodontics is to prevent a bad bite. Bad bites can affect the way a person eats, chews and even smiles. If left untreated, a bad bite can result in protruding or crowded teeth. That’s why we provide children’s braces in San Jose, so kids can have their teeth treated before problems get worse.
Children’s Dental Group
1153. S. King Rd. Suite B
San Jose, CA 95122
Children’s Braces in San Jose
Thank you for visiting Children’s Dental Group. Our pediatric dentist knows how important it is for kids to have a great visit so they’ll want to come back for every future dental appointment. We stress to kids the importance of keeping their teeth clean in a friendly and supportive environment, showing them the best ways to brush, floss and keep their teeth healthy. Our pediatric orthodontist also provides children’s braces in San Jose.
Braces for kids are usually done in our offices after an initial appointment to check tooth alignment. As kids grow, their teeth begin to develop and sometimes there are irregularities with teeth as they begin growing in crooked or crowded. This is called a malocclusion. It is important to correct malocclusions as crowded or crooked teeth are harder to clean, meaning there is more of a chance for cavities or tooth decay to develop. Getting in between the crevices of crooked teeth with a toothbrush is much harder, and so is flossing, so food and debris have a tendency to stay inside the teeth rather than be removed. The goal of our children’s braces in San Jose is to correct any malocclusion or misalignment that can lead to tooth decay and to create straighter, healthier teeth.
Practicing regular preventive care is important to keeping teeth stay cavity free for years to come. Besides children’s braces in San Jose, we also teach kids the importance of keeping their teeth healthy and clean with an easy daily oral care regimen. Annual cleanings are especially important as they help to remove food, plaque and bacteria trapped in between teeth and gums that normal brushing and flossing cannot. Regular brushing and flossing is a good part of any oral care regimen, but annual cleanings can clean the areas that patients just cannot get to on their own.