More than 80 percent of children in America will end up getting braces before they turn 18. But getting braces, just like any big change in life, can be scary for a child. You, as a kind and caring parent, are probably wondering how to talk to your child about getting kids braces so that they don’t feel so uncertain about their upcoming journey.
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If you’re considering getting braces for your child, you probably have a lot of questions, and so does your kid! In this article, we wanted to put all of the most commonly asked questions about kids braces in one easy-to-find place so you can get all your questions answered quickly!
You invested a year or more of your life – not to mention thousands of dollars – to get the celebrity straight smile of your dreams. But now you’re looking in the mirror and noticing small, incremental changes in the way your smile looks. What gives? Is it possible for teeth to move after braces?
No doubt about it, a great smile ups the beauty quotient of any face. And when parents start considering getting braces for their kids, a confident smile is one of the first things they think about. After all, what parent doesn’t want to give their child all the benefits they possibly can in the pursuit of a happy life?
When you think about getting braces for your child, you probably think of it as investing in a straight smile that will give her confidence it takes to open doors in the world. But you probably never even considered that getting braces for your child now is investing in her financial security for the future!
Looking at your smile in the mirror and wondering “Did it always looks like that?” If you’re over the age of 50, the answer is probably “no.” You may notice that your teeth look a little more crowded in the front, or that your once-straight teeth now have a bit of a lean.
Whether you never had braces as a child or your once-straight teeth have crept out of position over the years, if you’re looking in the mirror and wishing your smile was straighter, you may be wondering “Am I too old to get Invisalign?”
Wake up with headaches? Find yourself rubbing a sore neck or jaw first thing in the morning, and you’re not sure where they came from? You may be suffering from bruxism, also known as tooth grinding.
Looking at your teeth in the mirror, do your teeth look 100% white and transparent all the way down? If not, you may be wondering why your teeth look transparent. Teeth transparency is a common complaint caused by the loss of tooth enamel either due to genetics, a medical condition, or erosion of the tooth enamel.
That smile you’ve loved since way back when it was just a gummy grin is finally growing up. As a parent, taking care of your children’s teeth is a big priority, and you may be wondering, “When should my child get braces?”