A Missing Primary Tooth Might Increase Your Child’s Chances For Needing Braces
Posted on February 28, 2018
All twenty of your child’s primary teeth play an important role in biting off and breaking down food for into pieces that can be safely swallowed. However, many young children also struggle to consistently brush and floss their teeth. Some also have a propensity for placing foreign objects in their mouth or nervously nibbling on pencils and pens.
This can often lead to an increased chance of suffering from severe tooth decay and dental fractures on one or more of their primary teeth. If the damage to a tooth is severe, the tooth might be lost or a orthodontist like Dr. Dipak Chudasama will need to extract it.
In a case like this, the structural void left in their developing oral structure could have additional oral health consequences. As their permanent teeth in the area start to erupt from their gums the affected area could cause multiple teeth to meet incorrectly in your child’s bite pattern. This could increase their chances of suffering dental attrition and dental fractures.
If the alignment issue is significant Dr. Dipak Chudasama might recommend correcting the orientation of their teeth by installing traditional braces. This is even more likely to be the case if your son or daughter has a naturally developing malocclusion.
If you live in the Flower Mound, Texas, area and you are concerned about the alignment of your child’s teeth, you should call 972.899.5455 to set up a consultation at Orthodontic Avenue.