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How do I know if my child needs invisible (lingual) braces?

You will know if your child needs invisible (lingual) braces by looking at your child's teeth and bite, and by talking to her dentist. If your child's teeth are overcrowded, crooked, or overlapping, or if they do not align evenly, she may benefit from invisible braces. Invisible braces are usually recommended for permanent teeth, so your dentist, or an orthodontist can tell you if invisible braces are suitable for your child.
Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

The best way to know if you need braces is to have a consultation with an orthodontic specialist (an orthodontist). During your initial exam he will examine your face, teeth, supporting structures, and jaw. He will then use all of the findings to explain what is good and what could be improved. He will also explain treatment options like metal braces, clear braces, inside braces, and aligners. Most orthodontists do not charge for this initial evaluation, so call today!

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