Posted on 09 April 2019 by Michael Tang

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 Tang

GDC 80508

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 deci…

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