Braces for Kids & Teens in Woodbury

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Early orthodontic treatment with braces is the best way to ensure that your child’s smile develops properly and that they enjoy straight, even teeth well into adulthood. 

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Treat Orthodontic Issues With Braces

Problems like crooked, rotated, and uneven teeth are more than just cosmetic. They can cause serious issues with your child’s oral health and self-confidence. In addition, issues like an overbite or underbite can also interfere with proper oral development. The best solution for these orthodontic issues is a set of braces from Dr. Knight at Knight Pediatric Dentistry

Prevent Development Issues

 Starting orthodontic treatment early will guarantee the best results and ensure that your child’s teeth are straight, evenly spaced, and in a healthy position.

Correct Bite Issues

Common bite problems like an overbite, underbite and crossbite can cause oral health issues like premature tooth wear, difficulty eating properly, and speech problems.

Boost Self-Confidence

Crooked teeth may make your child or teen feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their appearance. Braces offer a permanent solution to help your child feel great about their smile.

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What You Need to Know About Metal Braces

Metal braces are a time-tested technology and they have been used to correct smiles for decades. There are three primary components of braces:

  • The brackets are small pieces of metal which are bonded to your child’s teeth
  • The archwire is a flexible metal wire that runs through the brackets
  • Elastic bands hold the archwire in place and attach to the metal brackets

During regular adjustment appointments, Dr. Knight will tighten archwire and elastics to shift your child’s teeth towards the proper position and correct their smile. Depending on your child’s orthodontic needs, this usually takes between 18-24 months. 

The Benefits Of Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most versatile and powerful method of orthodontic correction. Compared to other treatments like Invisalign, metal braces can correct a wider range of orthodontic issues. Traditional metal braces have a wider range of colors and options than ever, which lets your child choose a style that matches their personality. We even offer tooth-colored ceramic braces at our office, which are ideal for patients who want to minimize the effect of braces on their appearance.

How Straighter Teeth Influence Oral Health

Braces can provide kids and teens with a beautiful, even smile. But the benefits of a straighter smile are much more than just cosmetic. Straight, even teeth are easier to clean properly. Properly-aligned teeth and a healthy bite position also help minimize the risk of premature tooth wear and breakage.


What Are The Benefits Of Composite Fillings?

The primary benefit of a composite filling is the enhanced aesthetics provided by the tooth-colored material. It will blend in with the rest of your child’s teeth and be nearly indistinguishable from natural enamel. For these reasons, Dr. Knight typically recommends composite fillings to treat cavities in permanent teeth.

How Do Fillings Treat Decay?

Cavities are caused by weak enamel that decays over time due to oral bacteria and acid. If this weak enamel is removed and replaced, the cavity can be eliminated and its progression can be stopped. During treatment, Dr. Knight will remove any damaged enamel from your child’s tooth, then replace it with a dental filling to restore its shape and function. By eliminating the weak enamel and replacing it with an inert material, the progression of the cavity can be halted.

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