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As your child has grown older, their 20 primary teeth have gradually been shed to be replaced by the 32 teeth that will need to serve them for the rest of their lives. Sometimes their teeth can emerge too close together or at an improper angle. This can leave them feeling self-conscious about their unappealing smile. Over time it can also place them at increased risk of suffering dental attrition and dental fractures on multiple teeth.

In many of these cases, the most effective method for correcting the alignment problem and preventing future complications is to have Dr. Pierson and our dental team in San Antonio, TX, install braces onto their teeth. If your son or daughter is uncomfortable with visible orthodontic hardware appearing in their smile, Dr. Pierson can apply a special ceramic coating to their braces.

This special type of dental porcelain can be perfectly shaded to match their natural tooth enamel. This will make their braces far less obtrusive and put to ease some of the self-conscious feelings that can happen at an awkward age.

It’s also important to note that the ceramic material will not be as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. If their teeth suffer from dental stains, the braces might not perfectly match the shade of the ceramic coating.

Drinking dark beverages through a straw, abstaining from tobacco and cut back on certain dark foods like chocolate and dark berries will help prevent dental stains from developing. If you live in the San Antonio, TX, area and your son or daughter needs braces, call 210-695-1116 to set up a consultation at Pierson Orthodontics today!