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Alignment issues, overcrowded teeth, or an under or overbite can significantly affect the functionality and appearance of your son or daughter’s mouth. If it’s not corrected in a reasonable amount of time your child could suffering chips, dental attrition and dental fractures on multiple teeth.

Fortunately, Drs. Layne K McCord & Matt McCoy and the orthodontic specialists at their clinic can correct these deviations in the alignment of your child’s teeth with braces. The style of braces they recommends for you will be based on the severity of their misalignment.

Traditional braces incorporate a series of brackets cemented to the face of their teeth. They are connected by a strong metal wire and often include bands, and spacers.

If your son or daughter is uncomfortable with braces hardware appearing in their smile, Drs. Layne K McCord & Matt McCoy can apply a ceramic glaze to many of the visible components. This is a special porcelain material that can be shaded to match their natural tooth enamel.

Once the braces have been installed in their mouth, your son or daughter will need to return to Drs. Layne K McCord & Matt McCoy’s clinic every four to six weeks for a routine adjustment. This will tighten the braces hardware to bring their teeth ever closer to their ideal alignment.

If you live in the Idaho Falls, Idaho, area and your child has misaligned teeth, you should call 208.529.8333 to schedule a consultation at McCord Orthodontics.