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bracesBraces for Children in Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, and Shelton Connecticut by Dental Associates of Connecticut

Did you know The American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontics recommend that a child should be seen by an orthodontic specialist by the age of 7 to check if the teeth and jaws are developing correctly and are properly aligned.

Our orthodontists are members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the American Dental Association (ADA). They are uniquely qualified to work with our pediatric dentists as a team to ensure the most age-appropriate and best type of orthodontic treatment for your child. They will only recommend treatment if it is necessary and when the timing is just right. Early orthodontic treatment such as expanders, retainers, or braces can also help improve the alignment of the front teeth which will allow the remaining adult teeth to come in nicely.

Facts About Braces

Braces are less noticeable, more comfortable, and require less treatment time than ever before. With the introduction of small metal brackets that are temporarily cemented to each tooth, dental braces are less noticeable and more comfortable than ever. Recent advances in orthodontic technology have also led to decreased treatment time. Some kids see braces as a fashion statement. Today’s braces and retainers can come in a wide variety of colors. Colorful elastic rings on metal braces are changed once a month and children often like to wear their school colors, or match the seasons or a holiday.

Braces are not just for kids. As people get older, our teeth start to shift, making braces a good idea for some adults. Also, with the advances in the appearance of braces, more and more adults are choosing orthodontics for a more beautiful smile. Besides traditional metal braces, adults can choose from tooth-colored ceramic brackets, lingual braces which are placed behind the teeth, or Invisalign®.

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