Preventive Braces in Atlanta and Marietta, GA
Dr. Marc S. Wright is an orthodontist who works with children, adolescents and adults in Atlanta, Marietta, and the surrounding communities of Georgia. As part of your child’s orthodontic care, Dr. Wright may recommend preventative braces.
What Are Preventative Braces?
Preventative braces may be part of two-phase treatment for your child. Under normal circumstances, the baby teeth work by helping the permanent teeth grow into a correct position in the jaw. Several issues may arise that require preventative braces, such as:
- Improper growth of the permanent teeth
- Trauma to the teeth and/or jaw
Dr. Wright may recommend preventative braces for your child to help remedy these issues and prevent complications in the future.
What Are the Benefits of Preventative Braces?
Preventative braces are not necessarily intended to eliminate the need for braces in the teen years. Rather, these appliances are used to minimize the amount of orthodontic treatment that is needed when your child is older. In some cases, preventative braces may reduce:
- Number of extractions
- Length of time needed for regular braces
- Developmental concerns with speech, chewing and swallowing
How Much Do Preventative Braces Cost in Atlanta?
Preventative braces for your children may be covered in part by your dental insurance. Schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Wright to find out what treatments are recommended. After the appointment, our patient coordinator reviews the associated costs, including the estimated coverage by insurance. Should you need help with the out-of-pocket expenses, we accept CareCredit® financing.
What Should I Expect from Preventative Braces?
Dr. Wright recommends that children be screened for orthodontic treatments at around seven years old or when the first permanent molars begin to erupt through the gums. Your dentist can help you determine the best time for the screening. Dr. Wright performs a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s jaw and tooth development. Based on his findings, he recommends a plan for your child.
How Can I Help My Child Feel Comfortable with Preventative Braces?
Children tend to adapt to wearing braces and other orthodontic appliances better than teenagers. We encourage parents to help their children feel excited about getting braces.
Wright Orthodontics is the right place to bring your child for preventative braces. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.