Misaligned teeth during adolescence can do more than simply leave your son or daughter with an awkward-looking smile. As your child grows older, the pronounced deviations in their tooth alignment can lead to damaged tooth enamel, and even dental fractures. If your son or daughter has misaligned permanent teeth, problems with overcrowding or a pronounced malocclusion you should consider scheduling a braces consultation at Liang Orthodontics.
In many of these cases our orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Liang can place traditional braces on your child’s teeth. Once this is done your child will still need to return to Liang Orthodontics for regular adjustments. Each of these important appointments will apply a modest amount of tension to the connective tissues that anchor the teeth in place. This will gradually correct the alignment of your child’s teeth. These sessions are also an opportunity to repair or replace any components that might have suffered damage or excess wear and tear. If your son or daughter has noticed a problem with some part of their braces, they should let the orthodontist know at the start of the appointment.
If you live in the Potomac, Maryland, region and your child has issues with the alignment of their teeth, you should call 301-983-3132 to set up a braces consultation at Liang Orthodontics.