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Does My Child Need Braces?

Crooked teeth are embarrassing and impact people's self-esteem, especially if you've had the problem since you were a child. Drs. R.K. Chetty, Chethan Chetty, and Gizelle Pera get it, and they only want to help turn that frown upside down. Everyone deserves a smile they're proud of, and the dentists at Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA, can help by providing your children with the treatment they need.

Have you thought of braces?

Dental braces are orthodontic appliances that straighten teeth, properly align teeth to fix a person's bite, and fix large gaps veneers can't hide. If you're thinking of getting your child braces, there are a few things to consider, like your child's age. Your child can get orthodontic treatment as young as six but the best age is between eight and 14.

Types Of Braces

  • Metal Braces: This one of the most effective and reliable orthodontic appliances. It's made of high-grade stainless steel. The metal bands wrap around the teeth in the back while smaller metal brackets are attached to the front surfaces of other teeth. A flexible metal wire runs through the brackets to help properly position crooked or misaligned teeth.
  • Ceramic braces: Clear ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, except less noticeable. Your Los Angeles places brackets on the front side of the teeth. The braces are translucent and match the color of your teeth, making them more aesthetically appealing.
  • Clear Aligners: These orthodontic appliances are a set of clear trays that you change out every two weeks. Each set in the process moves your teeth a little closer to your straightened goal. Clear aligners are discreet and removable for things like eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth.

Need advice about braces?

If you need to speak with a dentist about braces and what's best for your child, don't hesitate to contact Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA. You can reach Drs. R.K. Chetty, Chethan Chetty, and Gizelle Pera at (323) 258-2885.

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