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Young Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry for Children

Cosmetic dentistry for children, though not unheard of, is quite rare since most of their teeth are not yet permanent, and some dental issues are self-correcting as time passes by. Nonetheless, there are instances where your child might need dental treatment for dental emergencies or other teeth problems.

To correct misaligned permanent teeth or improper bites, parents are advised to have their child visit the dentist as soon as possible. Straightening teeth using dental braces is more effective for young individuals as their teeth are still developing and could therefore adjust well with the aid of orthodontic devices.

Broken or chipped teeth are also common in active kids and cosmetic dentistry is a good option to treat them. A broken tooth can be treated by bonding or applying a full crown. Depending on the extent of damage, a cosmetic dentist may even suggest the application of veneers.

For tooth damaged by cavities, a dentist may suggest filling it up to prevent further damage to the tooth. Meanwhile, if your kid’s teeth are a bit stained, there are also teeth whitening treatment options like microabrasion, which could help remove small areas of stains and discolorations on the teeth’s outer layer.

Apart from aesthetic application, cosmetic dentistry can also help boost a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem as it could prevent teeth-related teasing and bullying.

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March 20, 2015 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry | , ,

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