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Over the years at McCord Orthodontics our highly trained orthodontists have successfully used braces to realign many children’s teeth, for a variety of different reasons.

As your child grows their 20 primary teeth are naturally lost to make room for the 32 permanent teeth that will need to serve them for the rest of their lives. While there are some common patterns to the order in which primary teeth are lost and replaced, they do not happen at the same time. This constantly changing jaw structure can sometimes cause multiple permanent teeth to emerge in an orientation that is out of their ideal alignment. This is even more likely if one or more of your child’s primary teeth needed to be extracted when they were younger as a result of advanced tooth decay.

It’s not uncommon for multiple primary teeth to be lost and replaced at the same time. If the available void left by the vacated primary teeth is insufficient for the space required for the permanent teeth it can lead to overcrowding issues. Left unaddressed this can lead to bite issues and even make those teeth prone to chips and fractures in the future.

If your child has issues related to a pronounced under or overbite, it can affect their appearance as well as their ability to efficiently chew food.

Fortunately, the highly trained orthodontic staff at McCord Orthodontics can use braces to address these, and other alignment issues in your child’s mouth.

If you would like to know more about how braces can improve the function and appearance of your child’s teeth, please feel free to call McCord Orthodontics at 208.529.8333 to schedule a consultation session.