Let’s face the fact. No kid wants braces. It is pretty common for young adults to reject these things to be put on their teeth. However, it is for their own good, so we need to take certain steps when the dentist determined your kids need braces. Here are some things to tell your child:
How to convince your child to wear braces
The pain won’t last
It is common for kids to think braces will be a painful process when dentists put them on their teeth. The best thing to tell them that the entire thing won’t last long anyway. It will be over before they know it. Besides, it is not something that would last several hours. Some dentists also use anesthesia or administer different types of sedation dentistry options to keep children from feeling any pain during dental procedures.
Other kids won’t make fun
Kids are afraid to get bullied at school and bullies will have more reason when they see your kid has braces. Thus, it would be for the better if you tell your child that he or she won’t get bullied. Besides, the young adult can allude to the fact that there are several kids at school who also have braces. It is impossible for all of them to also get bullied. Besides, they will run out of reasons to tease you. It is doubtful they will tease your kid for the braces their wearing for a long time. They will go to another kid to bully and there are far worse reasons to bully a kid other than wearing braces. It is becoming more and more normal these days to wear braces.
It’s not there for a long time
Kids will immediately think that the braces are going to be there for several years. This is where you tell them to cooperate. Yes, if the kids do what the dentist tells them to do then it won’t be long before the dentist removes the braces. The normal timeframe for the braces is around 18 months. Good thing, that will depend on a number of factors including how well your teeth respond to the braces. Also, it would be better if the kid does not eat hard foods. It may even help them lose weight. If they eat foods that are hard to chew, the braces may go off again. Thus, the number of solid foods they can eat will get lessened.
It won’t make you look silly
The first thing kids will think about when being forced to get braces is they will look silly. You just need to make them realize that other people won’t notice the braces unless the person shows it to them. Thus, the young adult can just lessen the number of times he or she opens his or her mouth. Telling your kid to go on with the dental procedure of getting braces and telling the person to go to school with it are two different stories. It is all about how you convince them to wear braces. Therefore, better practice before actually doing it.
There are alternatives to braces as well including veneers, invisalign, and retainers. Check out these Invisalign before and after results, and explore other options if your kids just absolutely will not be ok with conventional teeth straightening techniques.