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Orthodontic Fact #4

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Orthodontic Fact #4 Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to lose all your teeth before you get braces. In fact, treatments can start at the young age of 7

In the past, an orthodontist only recommended traditional metal braces to teenagers, but today, younger children can benefit from wearing the devices. Children frequently have permanent teeth erupting when they are 7 years old, and there is no reason to wait for orthodontic devices. There are several good reasons to get malocclusions of the teeth repaired as quickly as possible. Straight teeth are vital for consuming a healthy diet of fresh vegetables and fruit, and children with misaligned teeth are unable to chew hard foods. Properly aligned teeth also ensure that a child can use their tongue properly against teeth to form sounds that are necessary for making words.

Choose an Orthodontic Facility that Treats Children

Young children usually wear old-fashioned metal braces instead of other types of orthodontia such as retainers or Invisalign because these items require specialized care. Taking a young child to an orthodontist with an understanding of working with a patient with a combination of primary and permanent teeth is essential for the best care. Creating customized orthodontia for growing children is especially important because they continue to have primary teeth fall out and new permanent teeth erupt. This means that children require more visits to an orthodontist to make adjustments to their wires and brackets.

Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment Today

Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:

• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics

At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to:

Dr. Phil Higginbotham
Dr. Eric Nease

Dr Nease Orthodontics 2455 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC
29307 (864) 579-7700

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