Genetic and certain environmental factors can have an influence on the alignment of your teeth. In some cases, this can cause your child to develop a significant malocclusion. Often referred to as an underbite or overbite, this orthodontic condition can not only cause your child to have an unattractive smile, it can also increase their chances of suffering dental fractures and tooth enamel attrition complications.
In a situation like this Dr. John R. Schouten and the orthodontic specialists at Uinta Orthodontics can correct a case of malocclusion by installing traditional braces. After the brackets, wires, and other components have been successfully installed your son or daughter will need to return every few weeks to have their braces adjusted.
This will tension the braces to gradually bring their teeth toward their ideal alignment. The total number of adjustments necessary to correct the malocclusion will vary based on severity.
One the problem has been fully resolved Dr. John R. Schouten can remove the braces components from their mouth. Then he will need to use a retainer to make sure your teeth hold their new position. This might also include having a fixed retainer cemented behind some of your teeth.
If you live in the Evanston, Wyoming, area and your child has an underbite or overbite, you should call (307) 789-8742 to set up a braces consultation at Uinta Orthodontics.