Children’s Orthodontics in Roselle Park Can Beautifully Straighten Smiles

dentist checking patients gumsWhen the topic of braces is initially brought up to children, they may like the idea of improving their teeth while feeling nervous about the prospect of wearing noticeable brackets and wires. At Roselle Park Dental & Implants, we look forward to giving them a comfortable and fulfilling orthodontic journey through our dedicated approach. Our excellent team of doctors and team members includes Dr. Ranu Sinha, a highly-trained orthodontist who excels at helping patients of all ages achieve exceptional results they can enjoy for countless years to come. If you’re ready to learn more, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our Roselle Park, NJ practice

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Why Do Teeth Become Misaligned Over Time?

Most irregularities regarding tooth alignments are genetic in nature, or they’re the result of developmental problems. However, there are certain behaviors that can worsen them over time, such as the following:

  • Habitual thumb and/or finger sucking
  • Mouth breathing
  • Excessive use of a pacifier
  • Lackluster oral hygiene
  • Poor diet

What Happens When My Child Is Ready For Braces?

Dr. Sinha will conduct a thorough examination of your child’s existing smile, which will likely be accompanied by high-resolution X-rays and imaging. This will allow our team to make a confident diagnosis and create the most effective treatment plan possible.

In many cases, “fixed” braces are the recommended option. This service consists of brackets that are anchored to each individual tooth and wires that deliver gradual pressure to the rows of teeth in order to correct their positioning. After the braces are successfully attached, your son or daughter will need to attend regular appointments so that we can make adjustments and tighten the wires. Elastic bands will also be attached to accelerate the treatment process – and better yet, kids can select their favorite color!