Gone are the days of taking the kids in to the dentist crying about getting braces. Now kids are begging their parents for braces. What is all the fuss about? It must be the fancy colors. Sure the braces come in metal or clear porcelain but the wire that goes between them is held on by a little round elastic that come in a range of colors.
Kids love choosing the colors of their braces. The colors usually change every month. This really gets the kids involved and excited about their treatment. It is usually best to bring kids in for their initial consultation around age 7. However, most orthodontic treatments are done between the ages of 11 to 15.
There are many advantages to starting kids in there preteen years. At these ages the bones are still growing and are easily manageable. Kids also better understand at this age and most of them respond well to treatment. By the age of 15, many kids become much more self conscious of their appearance making treatment with braces a little bit less acceptable by some.
Making kids aware of their smile and teaching them how to take care of it is a valuable lesson they will carry with them forever. Improving smiles not only helps with hygiene but in many cases also boosts self-esteem. After all who doesn’t want happy kids.
Let us make your kids happy by coming in for a free consultation in Miami with Dr. Julio Hernandez at Biscayne Dental & Facial Aesthetics located at 350 NE 24th St., Suite 105 (see map). Dr. Hernandez has over a decade of experience in the orthodontic field and is conveniently located on Biscayne Boulevard.