Why Get Children's Braces Before Age 10?
Braces represent an effective means to treat a host of orthodontic problems. Dentists are encouraging parents to get their child evaluated for orthodontics at an early age (age 6 or 7) for a variety of reasons.

The teeth are more easily repositioned, so treatment is quicker. Severe bite problems can be corrected much more easily at a younger age. Your child can grow up more confident with a great smile and straight teeth. And today’s braces are much more fun, with brightly coloured elastics in the child’s favourite colours.

It is important that the braces are cared for properly. What are three takeaway points which parents should address?
  • Always promote the proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Make certain that the child addresses hard-to-reach areas.
  • Mild pain medication may be provided if there is mild discomfort.
"Braces today tend to be less uncomfortable and less visible than they used to be."

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Michael Tang

Michael has a special interest in aesthetic dental implantology including the “teeth in a day” technique. He receives referrals from other dentists for implant surgery as well as bone and soft tissue grafting, and sinus lifting. He is also very experienced in smile makeovers, adult cosmetic braces and non-surgical facial aesthetics.

His interest in dental implantology stemmed from a course held in Harley Street in 2005. In the same year he decided to complete an intensive implantology course in the influential Medical Faculty in Boston, USA. He has since been awarded both the Diploma and Masters qualifications in this field.

He has been lectured and mentored by some leading international clinicians in implant dentistry at venues such as the Dentium World Symposium in Moscow, Harvard University and the Branemark Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa.

For many years, he trained newly qualified dentists as well as running teaching sessions at the Glasgow Dental School and he currently mentors less experienced implant dentists.

Since 2005, Michael has been fully trained and indemnified to perform a wide variety of non surgical facial cosmetic procedures to remove lines and wrinkles including the use of laser, chemical peel, botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. In 2007, he was invited to join Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group where he treats facial aesthetic patients as well as carrying out smile makeovers and dental implant treatment for their patients.

Michael was the youngest Dental Practice Inspector in Scotland for the NHS Forth Valley Health Board when he was appointed in 2007. This current role involves inspecting dental practices and ensuring current guidelines are met.

In 2007, Michael was short-listed for the prestigious "Best Young Dentist in Scotland" award for his achievements in dentistry.