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Signs Your Child May Need Braces

If you are taking your child to see a dentist regularly, chances are they will be able to spot the warning signs that braces are needed before you do. What exactly are those signs, and where should you go if your child needs braces? Dr. Alisa Madson, Dr. Rachel Hart, Dr. Angela Bukstein of Pura Vida Orthodontics in Spring Lake Park, and Lino Lakes, MN, also serving the Blaine, MN, area, are here to answer any questions or concerns you have about braces.

What To Look For

Braces can help improve the alignment of the teeth, thereby improving the function of your child's smile. Your child may benefit from seeing an orthodontist in Spring Lake Park, and Lino Lakes, MN, also serving the Blaine, MN, area, if you start to notice any irregularities with the structure or function of their teeth. For example, if they have difficulty biting or chewing food, crowded teeth, crooked teeth, or teeth that are not in proportion to the rest of their mouth and face. These are signs that your child may benefit from braces.

Some of these symptoms may occur due to losing baby teeth too early or late, thumb or finger sucking, or trauma to the mouth through sports or play. Regardless of the reason for the irregularity, noticing these signs and getting braces early can help to jumpstart the healing process and improve your child's oral health and smile.

Next Steps

If you or your family dentist discovers signs that your child may need braces, the next step is to visit Dr. Madson, Dr. Hart, Dr. Bukstein, your local orthodontists, to make an appointment. Pura Vida Orthodontics in Spring Lake Park, and Lino Lakes, MN, also serves the Blaine, MN, area. If you are unsure if your child may need braces, have questions, or would like to make an appointment today, call (763) 784-0420.