As your child’s mouth continues to develop their oral structure can change to provide the necessary space to accommodate their 32 permanent teeth. Sometimes multiple teeth can emerge very close to each other, which can lead to an overcrowding and alignment issues.
If you have noticed a problem like this with your child’s mouth, it’s best to schedule a consultation with a dentist like Dr. Sellke & Reily. In many of these cases they may recommend traditional braces.
If one of the overcrowded teeth has been severely compromised or if there isn’t sufficient to accommodate it they might recommend extracting it before installing their braces.
Afterward, they will provide you with the necessary recovery information to help their mouth heal quickly. This might also a prescription for pain management medication, which will need to be taken as directed in the stated dosages and times.
Once the traditional braces have been installed you will need to bring your child back in to Orthodontic Specialists of Lake County for periodic adjustments. These appointments will tension the braces components to gradually stretch their periodontal ligaments and improve the alignment of their teeth.
If you are in the Grayslake, Antioch and Gurnee, Illinois, area and your son or daughter have overcrowded or misaligned teeth, you should call 847-223-2876 to set up a braces consultation at Orthodontic Specialists of Lake County.