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Genetics and other factors can sometimes affect your child’s oral structure leading to misaligned teeth. This could also manifest as a pronounced underbite or overbite, as well as potential overcrowding issues.

This can leave your son or daughter feeling self-conscious about their smile’s appearance. It could potentially lead to dental fractures and problems with dental attrition on multiple permanent teeth.

In a situation like this you should consider setting up a braces consultation with an orthodontist like Dr. Claudia Torok. In many of these cases he can gradually correct the misaligned teeth by installing traditional braces.

Once the orthodontic components have been installed you will need to bring your son or daughter in for routine adjustments. Each of these sessions will tighten their braces to affect the periodontal ligaments that anchor their teeth in place.

Once the alignment of their teeth has been achieved Dr. Torok can remove the braces hardware. However, there will still be a modest amount of tension in their periodontal sockets.

To prevent this from relapsing the alignment of their he will also provide them with a retainer. They will need to wear it necessary times will help ensure that your teeth remain in their position without risk of relapse.

If you live in the Los Angeles, California, area and your child has an uncorrected alignment issue with their teeth, we invite you to call 310-670-5686 to schedule a braces consultation at Dr. Claudia Torok DDS MS.