Healthy tooth and jaw development is an important part of your child’s growth, but your child may need help to ensure their teeth come in properly. At West Arvada Orthodontics, we understand that early treatment can be critical in helping your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. That is why we are dedicated to providing gentle and effective children’s orthodontic treatments. Our office offers braces, orthodontic appliances, retainers and early interceptive care depending on your child’s needs.
Many children suffer from misaligned teeth and other orthodontic issues, such as underbite, overbite or cross-bite. Misaligned teeth can make it different for your child to speak, bite and chew naturally. While many alignment issues are genetic or a result of development issues, but sometimes your child’s habits can exacerbate these problems. Common causes of misaligned teeth include:
- Mouth breathing
- Prolonged pacifier use
- Poor oral hygiene
We are proud to offer early orthodontic treatment to help children in Arvada achieve straight, beautiful smiles for life. Our office provides comprehensive children’s orthodontic treatment, including:
Traditional braces use brackets and wires to gently move your child’s teeth into a straighter and healthier position. The brackets are affixed to your child’s teeth to anchor the arch wires, which are tightened over time to shift the teeth. We offer traditional metal braces and ceramic braces depending on your child’s needs and preferences.
Dr. Friedman may recommend oral appliances to help redirect the growth of your child’s teeth and jaws. There are two types of appliances: fixed and removable. Fixed appliances cannot be taken out or lost by young patients. Removable appliances are less intrusive and can be taken out during meals, sports activities and when brushing.