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When your kids need braces, you’ll end up with a decent array of choices – likely a far cry from when you had to get them! In today’s orthodontic world, there are a few options available that specifically address all the needs of various orthodontic problems.

Let’s take a look at what these options are and why Dr. Joshua Knowles may recommend something different than the norm for your child.

The type of braces the orthodontist recommends will be influenced by personal preference and the degree of adjustment needed to achieve your child’s ideal smile.

Traditional braces use brackets cemented to the face of their teeth which are linked by a wire on the top and bottom of their jaw. They typically employ bands and spacers to further aid in the realignment process.

Ceramic coated braces are just like traditional braces, only most of the hardware has been coated in a porcelain-ceramic material shaded to look like natural tooth enamel.

Clear plastic braces, are only called for if your child needs a small amount of realignment. The clear plastic aligners are custom shaped to their teeth. Every two weeks they switch to another set that is adjusted a little closer to your ideal alignment.

To schedule an appointment for your child to have them evaluated for braces here at Smile at the World Orthodontics in Temple, Texas, call us today at 254-773-8028.