If your child needs braces, they’re in good company - almost a third of children in the UK will benefit from orthodontic treatment by the time they reach 18*.
As such, wondering whether or not your child needs braces is something a significant proportion of parents and carers will go through. You might notice their permanent teeth are growing in a crooked way, or that their bite isn’t as straight as it could be.
If this sounds familiar, you’ll be happy to hear that there are a number of choices available, from fixed metal braces to lingual braces and clear aligners. Children’s braces have come a long way over the past couple of decades, ensuring results that can be genuinely transformative.
At Total Orthodontics, we work with young people every day to straighten their smiles, and we see first-hand the difference that braces for kids can bring to their confidence, development and overall oral health.
Naturally, when it comes to the health of your child or teen, you may have questions around safety, comfort, effectiveness and more. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions surrounding braces and aligners for children, and identify some of the most common signs that your child needs orthodontic treatment.