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How To Help Your Child With Wearing Braces

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Help Your Child With Wearing Braces

If your child recently had braces put on their teeth, they may not be prepared for the additional responsibility that they now have. Here are two ways that you can help them manage the changes that come with wearing new braces. Help Them Remember To Wear The Rubber Bands Braces will require regular maintenance, and one of those things your child may have to do is use rubber bands. It’s a good idea to check that your kid puts on the rubber bands every day. For example, part of the routine may be to put them on first thing after they wake up. You can tell them that you noticed they put the rubber bands in when you first see them, or give them the reminder that they still need to do it. You can also use positive reinforcement...

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When Should You Bring Your Child In For The First Orthodontist Visit?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When Should You Bring Your Child In For The First Orthodontist Visit?

Deciding when is the right time to start orthodontics for your kids can be tough. As your child’s teeth fall out and are replaced by permanent teeth, your child’s mouth can look like it is in need of drastic dental work. So, when is the right time to look at orthodontics to correct bite and teeth problems? Deciding When to First Seek Treatment Children lose their teeth at different rates. However, your child’s first orthodontic exam should be before he or she loses all of the baby (also called primary) teeth. Why? By looking at the remaining baby teeth and where permanent teeth have already started to come in, an orthodontist can identify problems that may require early treatment. So when are there enough permanent teeth coming in to take your child in for a visit? There is no...

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