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Ideally your child’s teeth should emerge from the gums at an angle that meets up perfectly with the related teeth in their bite pattern. Sometimes one or two teeth will fail to touch perfectly. If the angle between them is too far out of alignment, it can cause one tooth to wear on the other unnaturally.

In the short-term your son or daughter might not even notice a problem. However, as time goes on, this aberration in alignment can cause excess wear and tear in the tooth enamel. This condition, known as dental attrition, can leave them at increased risk of dental fractures or a dangerous degree of tooth decay.

To prevent this from happening Dr. Darrell Spilsbury can fit your son or daughter for braces at his Henderson, Nevada clinic.

If the alignment issue is moderate, Dr. Darrell Spilsbury might be able to supply them with a brand of clear plastic aligners like Invisalign. However, a more significant alignment problem might require traditional bracket and wire braces.

Once the orthodontic hardware has been installed in your mouth, routine adjustment sessions will gradually reposition your teeth into their ideal alignment.

If you live in the Henderson, Nevada area and you are concerned that an uncorrected alignment problem could be cause problems for your teeth, you should call 702-434-0063 to schedule a braces consultation with Dr. Darrell Spilsbury.