We offer orthodontic treatments for children and teenagers at Knight Pediatric Dentistry. Orthodontics will ensure that your child’s teeth develop properly and that their smile is straight and even. Our orthodontic treatments include:
Tooth-Colored Ceramic Braces
If your child’s teeth are not erupting properly, their bite is not healthy, or their teeth are crooked, orthodontic treatment from Knight Pediatric Dentistry can help. With early intervention, orthodontics for kids and teens from Dr. Knight will ensure a straight, healthy smile.
If you think your child’s teeth may need orthodontic treatment, come in for a consultation with Dr. Knight for more information.
Dr. Knight has years of orthodontic experience and has treated children and teens of all ages. You can trust that he’ll deliver the best results for your child.
Not every child needs braces, but it's wise to get an orthodontic consultation once your child’s permanent teeth start to erupt, usually between the ages of 6-10.
If your child loses a primary (baby) tooth prematurely due to a tooth infection, accident or injury, a space maintainer is usually required to preserve their smile. Premature loss of a baby tooth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift toward the empty socket. This, in turn, may cause the permanent teeth to erupt incorrectly. A space maintainer is a small dental appliance made of metal or acrylic that is used to prevent these issues until your child’s permanent tooth grows in.
Metal braces have been the preferred method for correcting orthodontic issues for decades. This treatment uses a series of metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands to gradually shift teeth into the proper alignment. Traditional braces from Knight Pediatric Dentistry are extremely versatile, and can be used to correct almost any orthodontic problem from minor tooth alignment to serious bite and jaw positioning issues.
Ceramic braces are a good option for kids and teens who wish to avoid highly-visible traditional metal braces. The brackets are made of a tooth-colored ceramic material and the rubber bands are transparent. It allows your child to have a more discreet orthodontic treatment while still getting the full benefits of traditional braces.
If your child is healthy and could benefit from the anti-anxiety and pain-relieving effects of sedation, they are likely a good candidate. To learn more and explore your options, schedule an appointment at Knight Pediatric Dentistry today. We will ask questions about your child’s health history and discuss your needs to determine which sedation option is best for your family.