Developing and Treating Crooked Teeth at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville
Straight and properly aligned teeth are important for a lot of reasons beyond just aesthetics. Straight teeth ensure a proper bite, reducing wear on tooth enamel and ensuring food is chewed adequately for digestion. It also ensures that teeth are cleaned properly, avoiding excessive tooth decay and the risk of gum diseases.
As your child’s adult teeth develop, we’ll communicate possible issues with alignment and work with you to discuss treatment options. Additionally, we’ll provide strategies as your child’s teeth develop to ensure you do as much as possible to ensure your child’s teeth come in straight.
Treatments for Crooked Teeth
If your child is experiencing crooked teeth, traditional metal braces are a great option for straightening teeth to set your child’s smile up for the future.
If necessary, we will refer your child to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joe Rebellato of Pantops Orthodontics, who shares office space with us. Dr. Joe will help you determine whether or not your child will benefit from orthodontic services (i.e. braces).