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Removable braces

Children’s teeth are easier to move than adults as their jaws are more malleable. However, having orthodontic treatment isn’t something children and teens tend to enjoy. Braces and aligners are more of an inconvenience than anything else – or at least they are perceived to be. 

At Angle House Orthodontics, we have a range of treatment options to ensure children and teens have an enjoyable experience as we straighten their teeth. And this includes any preparatory work we need to undertake, usually in the form of removable braces. 

Early orthodontic consultations

Here in the UK, the British Orthodontic Society recommends children have an orthodontic consultation between the ages of seven and 11. During this time in a child’s growth, some of the baby teeth have been lost and adult teeth are starting to appear. This gives our specialist orthodontists a chance to assess your child’s teeth to determine the extent of treatment that may be required in the future (if at all). 

While orthodontic treatment in the traditional sense is very rarely started at this young age, we may recommend some treatment to prepare your child for orthodontic treatment. This preparatory treatment can also reduce the extent of treatment required later.

What are removable braces?

Removable braces are used to undertake simple tooth movements. Made up of delicate wires and springs, removable braces move teeth using gentle pressure. This enables them to be used in younger patients who may still have baby teeth present. They’re comfortable to wear and can be removed for sports and tooth brushing, so there’s no impact on your child’s lifestyle or on their oral hygiene routine.

At Angle House Orthodontics, we also use functional appliances in situations where we deem it necessary to guide the growth and development of jaws in children where there may be a discrepancy in the size of upper to lower jaw. Functional appliances come as a pair comprising an upper and a lower brace.

Removable braces

Removable braces

Removable braces: what you need to know

If your child has been fitted with a removable brace, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • They will likely experience mild discomfort for 3-5 days
  • Their speech will be affected slightly. Encourage them to practice speaking with their brace in place or to read a book aloud at home. Their speech will soon return to normal.
  • Always carry a case for the brace and encourage your child to keep their brace in this case when they are not wearing it.
  • Contact us immediately if your child loses or brakes their removable braces.
  • Encourage your child to wear their removable brace as directed. Treatment progress will be delayed if they do not wear their brace as instructed.

Book your child in for an early consultation with our specialist orthodontists at your nearest Angle House Orthodontics clinic.

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39 The Ridgeway Enfield Middlesex EN2 8PD

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