When your children were little, their primary teeth played an important role in biting, chewing, and breaking down food. Unfortunately, some children also struggle with consistently and effectively brushing and flossing their teeth. This will increase their chances of suffering one or more cavities.
Sometimes the tooth decay on a small primary tooth can be so severe that it leads to the loss of the tooth. If this happens before the permanent tooth is ready to replace the baby tooth, the space could allow the permanent tooth to improperly erupt. This can cause damage to the teeth.
If you have noticed a problem like this with your son or daughter’s permanent teeth, you should consider scheduling an appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Ellen Nam.
If the alignment issue is significant, our dentist might recommend traditional braces. This is even more likely to be the case if your son or daughter has a developing underbite or overbite.
After the orthodontic work has been placed, your child will need to have periodic adjustments performed on a regularly scheduled basis. These appointments will gradually tighten the braces to move their teeth into their ideal alignment.
If you live in the Rowlett, Texas, area and you are concerned about the alignment of your child’s teeth, you should call 972-475-2321 to set up a consultation at Rodem Tree Dental.