Dental braces and retainers are commonly used for teeth straightening. About 75% of kids and teens have some or the other orthodontic problems with their teeth. Between the ages of 10 and 13 years, the problem of ‘grown in’ teeth is common. The common orthodontic dental problems that arise in kids and teens are: crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, or too much space between the teeth. In some kids an under bite or overbite and bad bite also called as malocclusion are seen.

Why does your child need braces?

Every child desires to flaunt a beautiful smile, and braces help to create a perfect teeth alignment. Your child will feel comfortable with braces, he/she can chew and bite comfortably and even communicate with ease. A perfectly aligned tooth is essential for good dental healthy and it promotes healthy jaw, teeth and gum health. . It also reduces the risk of teasing from other kids for flawed dental conditions.

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Types of braces for kids:

Invisible braces:

Invisible braces (Invisalign® )appear nearly invisible and help to re-align your teeth. These braces can be used for both teenagers and adults.

Traditional braces:

Traditional braces are manufactured from stainless steel or a combination of stainless steel and titanium. These are used for orthodontic correction. They are lighter and coloured, and highly preferred by teens. It is popular among children as well.

Clear braces:

Clear braces blend with natural teeth colour, and it is really transparent to an extent that it is difficult to differentiate between natural colour of teeth and braces.

Smart brackets braces:

Smart brackets braces are also called as self-ligating or speed braces. These braces held in places with no insertion of ties or bands. Smart braces are held together with the help of innovative clip system that firmly holds wires in place.

For further information on orthodontic treatment visit or contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington CT 06111 (860)-865-0056. Many people from Rocky Hill come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target.  Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children. We also service patients from surrounding areas including  Meriden, East Berlin and Hartford.