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Why Six Month Braces Are Perfect for Kids

By Arcade Dental / September 6, 2017

At Arcade Dental, we want every resident of Pharr to have healthy, straight and beautiful smiles. If your teeth are crooked, misaligned or severely gapped, then our Six Month Braces are a perfect fit for you. Perfecting teeth early on is a great way to ensure your oral health remains pristine. This is why we encourage parents to get their kids braces (but only when it is necessary).

Braces for kids have become a major part of American life. In fact, about 75 percent of all braces wearers are kids and teenagers. But are parents buying kids braces just for the fun of it? Highly doubtful. Here are some of the primary reasons why parents are buying braces for their kids:

  • HEALTHY TEETH – This is the primary reason we encourage parents to get their kids braces. Straightening and aligning teeth ensures that plaque has a much more difficult time building up. Food particles, which turn into plaque, can’t really hide between teeth or in hard to reach places. Misaligned, gapped, and crooked teeth allow plaque to hide from the toothbrush, which then creates cavities. In other words, braces help in a big way to keep cavities from forming.
  • CONFIDENCE – Every kid needs to be able to walk into school, the movie theatre, or wherever a social gathering is taking place and be able to smile freely. For some kids, they are not happy with their smile, which really hinders their level of confidence. A beautiful smile can help improve a child’s social engagement. This can also lead them to be more apt to take on leadership roles, which helps them in the long run when they hit college and career. In the long term, as well as the short term, braces can really change a child’s life.


Our Pharr dental clinic is always ready to help parents make the right choice when it comes to their child’s oral health. Our kids dentists answer all questions and concerns posed by parents and by children. If you or your child needs braces, then contact our dental office today and schedule your Six Month Braces appointment.