In addition to offering metal braces, we provide other treatment options.
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that involves solving problems related to tooth and jaw irregularities. As children grow and develop, their teeth may not grow in straight. Some have gaps, while others have overcrowding. Other problems that can impact children’s oral development include jaw misalignment, teeth that protrude too far out, and adult teeth growing in before baby teeth can fall out. If you notice that your child’s teeth look misaligned or a dentist recommends orthodontic treatment, we invite you to visit us. We’re a trusted clinic serving the oral needs of patients located in Tampa, Florida.
One of the most common treatment options for jaw and tooth irregularities is the placement of metal braces. Braces include a series of brackets and wires, which are connected to realign the teeth. Over time, an orthodontist will tighten the braces to pull the teeth together or straighten the jaw or both to correct the irregularities. Braces can fix a number of issues, including bite problems and crooked teeth.
Additionally, the results of metal braces can improve long-term health outcomes. For example, some patients might experience bone erosion due to pressure placed on the jaw by their teeth. But resolving the cause of this issue reduces the risk of bone problems now and into the future.
A lot of kids have fun wearing metal braces and enjoy the overall experience like being able to choose different colors for the elastic O-rings that cover each bracket. It can be a great experience for kids to be able to choose matching colors for their youth sports team or school or even holidays.
In addition to offering metal braces, we provide other treatment options as well. Schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help improve your child’s oral health and appearance.
Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment and services for patients of Smile Cove Pediatric Dental and also accepts patients looking for orthodontic treatment only from any other dental office. Please visit the Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics website for more information or give us a call at 727-789-4450.