Teeth Straightening Devices: Removable or Non-Removable?
There are different options your kids orthodontist may offer you to straighten your child’s teeth. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and its appointments for each case. Let us compare the two ways it may work with your child.
The Benefits of Removable Devices
Removable orthodontic systems can be appointed to your child starting at the age of 5, unlike braces that require waiting for active growth of the constant teeth. Among this important feature, they also have the following benefits:
Stimulating the growth of jaws top prevent overcrowded teeth growth
Allowing to perform a quality oral hygiene which is difficult with braces
Allowing to eat any food without the risk of breaking
The Drawbacks of Removable Devices
They can fix the situation in general but will not cope with separate defects (like one tooth twisted around or rotated)
They can cause the mispronunciation of certain sounds and cause problems with speech
They do not give a possibility to predict the terms of treatment because it depends on a patient’s responsibility to wear it for no less than 16 hours a day
The apparatus has a constant contact with the tender mouth’s mucosa and can traumatize it constantly
They must be replaced every six month because the plastic they are made of is not a long-lasting material
The Benefits of Non-Removable Braces
They are perfect for small dental defects and can be constructed to approach each tooth separately, if needed
They work 24/7
Your child will not be able to take them off secretly
They are made in a variety of styles and colors and can work as an accessory
The Drawbacks of Non-Removable Braces
You will have to wait until all the constant teeth will appear and their roots formed
The process of straightening is not very comfortable; it brings discomfort at the beginning and requires much efforts for keeping the braces clean
The treatment will require the retention period to consolidate the result
Nothing is perfect in our world, and same applies to braces. In any case, the first thing you should pay attention to while choosing a correction system for your child is the doctor’s appointments. The individual picture of your child’s defects is the main point for this. No matter what you choose, your child will not be very glad to wear it, but will surely thank you afterwards for a beautiful smile.