Monitoring Your Child Teeth Alignment
When your child see a dentist regularly the dentist will be able to monitor the alignment of your child’s teeth. A large majority of children will need braces to align or straighten their teeth at some point of their dental development. Children with crooked teeth, overbites, structural issues or severe under-bites will get the recommendation to wear braces.
The type of braces that your child will require and the length of time needed depends on how severe the problem is. Retainers can also be used which, like braces, provide a level of pressure to move your child’s teeth into their proper position. Make sure you talk to your child dentist and go over any recommended dental treatment.