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Growing up involves a number of changes in your child’s body, including significant changes in their oral structure as their mouth naturally continues to expand to its adult size. This occurs with permanent teeth replacing primary teeth to accommodate mature oral function.

This process can sometimes result in the loss of multiple primary teeth and permanent teeth emerging very closely spaced. If an overcrowding issue is not addressed in a reasonable amount of time it can leave your child with an unappealing smile as well as teeth that are increasingly prone to chronic dental conditions.

In a situation like this, it’s best to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist like Dr. Arjun Patel to determine the most effective method for correcting an alignment problem. This might call for installing traditional braces to correct the problem.

In a case of severe overcrowding he might recommend extracting a single tooth. This will allow the sufficient space for the adjacent teeth to gradually be corrected.   

After the extraction, Dr. Arjun Patel might also provide you with a prescription for anti-inflammatory or pain medications. Additional recovery instructions will be covered to ensure that their gums heal quickly.

After the braces have been installed in your child’s mouth, they will need to return for regularly scheduled adjustments. These appointments will tighten the orthodontic components to gradually alter the periodontal connective tissues that hold their teeth in their gums.  

If you are in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and you are concerned about the alignment of your child’s teeth, you should call 470-440-7330 to set up a braces consultation at Quest Orthodontics.