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Having Dr. Steven Ricci install traditional orthodontic braces in your child’s mouth creates an effective system capable of realigning your son or daughter’s misaligned teeth. This is often a necessary step for preserving the integrity of their teeth in the long term to prevent complications from dental attrition and dental fractures.

Dr. Ricci and his orthodontic specialists often use traditional braces to correct an underbite, overbite, significantly misaligned teeth, or problems resulting from overcrowded teeth.

In a case of significant overcrowding that causes a single tooth to turn at a severe angle, we might recommend extracting a tooth. The small void created will provide sufficient space for the other teeth to gradually move into.

Afterward, we will likely prescribe pain management or anti-inflammatory medications to help your child remain comfortable while the underlying periodontal tissues heal.

You should expect the extraction site sutures to bleed a little for a day or two after the treatment. They can control the bleeding by lightly biting down on a piece of sterile gauze. Once the bleeding stops, a gentle rinse with lukewarm saltwater can help clear their mouth.  

If you live in the Johns Creek, Georgia, area and your son or daughter are struggling with overcrowded teeth, you should call 678-417-9848 to set up a consultation at Ricci Orthodontics.