If your child needs orthodontic treatment, or has never had their teeth checked by an orthodontist, a routine checkup should be scheduled sooner rather than later. Although your child may not have any issues right now, some can develop later in life. When this occurs, there are often warning signs that can be noted and marked, with the ability to track over time. By doing so, serious issues can often be avoided.

At KidsBracesNYC, we specialize in children's orthodontia treatment, most often characterized by the ages of 6-19. During these years it's important to both guide and help develop the best jaw growth possible, as this heavily influences overall facial aesthetic.

What are some of the most common signs of orthodontic issues in children? These vary, but can include breathing with his or her mouth open, difficulty chewing or biting, and frequent shifting of the jaw. Other issues may range from problems associated with thumb sucking and crowded teeth, which can lead to jaw shifts as well.

There are a few different forms of treatment available for patients, especially those on the younger side. Depending on initial age and the scope of issues, a form of treatment will be picked with your child's best interests in mind. Treatment choices will be based on what your child desires, what will work best to fix their known problems and how it will fit into their every day lifestyle.

Some of the available forms of treatment at KidsBracesNYC include metal braces, Invisalign and iBraces. Metal braces are one of the most common forms of treatment for a range of children.

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