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By Alamo Kids Dental
April 29, 2021
Category: Oral Health

How orthodontics from your pediatric dentists in San Antonio, TX, can help your child’s smile

Your child or teen deserves a straight smile. A straight, beautiful smile can be a big boost to your child’s self-confidence and self-esteem. A straight smile can also make it much easier for your child to maintain a healthy smile because straight teeth are much easier to floss.

Dr. Peter Gurr and Dr. Ayla Idilbi of Alamo Kids Dental in San Antonio, TX, offer comprehensive pediatric dental care, including orthodontic treatment to help your child’s smile.

Children and teens often have tooth positioning and alignment issues that can be corrected with orthodontic treatment. These are just a few of the conditions orthodontic treatment can correct:

  • Crowding and tooth rotation
  • Overlapped or gapped teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite or open bite

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way, with the introduction of much more comfortable, more discreet, and attractive options like these:

  • Plastic brackets with tooth-colored wires
  • Ceramic brackets with tooth-colored wires
  • Lingual brackets and wires, which are cemented on to the back surfaces of teeth

In addition to traditional brackets and wires, you might consider Invisalign dental appliances for your child or teen. Invisalign aligners are the most discreet option. Your child can remove the aligners to eat, brush, and floss, making them a very user-friendly option.

No matter what orthodontic option you and your child choose, you are helping your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful, straight smiles. Straight teeth and a correctly positioned jaw help to prevent tooth and jaw stress, which helps prevent tooth wear and TMJ issues.

Help your child enjoy a straight smile with the right orthodontic treatment! To find out more about types of orthodontic treatment and how orthodontics can help your child’s smile, call Dr. Peter Gurr and Dr. Ayla Idilbi of Alamo Kids Dental in San Antonio, TX, at (210) 951-0046. Call now!