Overbites are a type of malocclusion that occurs due to misalignment of the teeth or jaws. An overbite will likely affect your child’s smile and ability to chew, speak or clean their teeth. It can also adversely affect your child’s self-esteem. Children in Fort Walton Beach who experience teasing and bullying at school and within their social circles because of their overbite are more likely to lose self-confidence.
What are Braces for Kids?
Braces for kids in Fort Walton Beach are oral appliances that typically use a metal and bracket mechanism to correct overbites or another misalignment of teeth and jaws. As a parent, you can improve your child’s oral and overall health and self-confidence by giving them braces for kids in Fort Walton Beach. Dr. Bowman is an expert orthodontist who can give your child healthier teeth and a bigger smile by using braces for kids.
Types of Braces to Fix Overbites
We offer a number of different types of braces for kids in the Fort Walton Beach area, and the right treatment option for your child will depend on a number of factors.
How Braces for Kids Fix Overbites
Braces for kids in Fort Walton Beach can be inserted in your child’s mouth typically around the recommended minimum age of 7. Regardless of the type or unique technology used by any of these braces for kids, the goal is to gradually push the teeth and/or jaws into the ideal position.
The alignment process may take between 6 months to 2 years depending on the nature of the overbite. Fixing your child’s overbite can also eliminate jaw pain, headaches, speech impediment, sensitive teeth, grinding or loosening of teeth, and problems with chewing.
Braces for kids in Fort Walton Beach is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Dr. Brodie Bowman will assess your child’s individual needs to determine which braces are best-suited. We have offices in Niceville and Fort Walton Beach. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!