Does My Child Need Braces? Everything You Need to Know


Last Modified: March 22, 2024


As exam season comes to an end, many parents are considering getting braces for their kids. With multiple teeth straightening options available in India, it can be overwhelming for parents to decide which treatment is the best for their kids. Also, many questions may arise, like, “Does my child need braces?”, “What is the right time for my child to get braces?” ” How long will the treatment take?” or “What is the cost of Braces in India?” Don’t worry—Clove Dental is here to answer all your questions and queries. Read the following blog to learn everything you need to know about Braces for Kids.

How do I know if my child needs braces?

There are many different reasons why your child needs braces. Some common reasons include overbites, crowding, deepbites, protruding teeth (rabbit teeth), gaps between teeth, etc.

Parents can look out for the following signs to know if their child needs an orthodontic treatment or not:

  • 1. Difficulty in chewing and biting
  • 2. Thumb sucking
  • 3. Mouth breathing
  • 4. Visible gaps between teeth
  • 5. Speech problems and slurring of speech
  • 6. Jaw protruding outward
  • 7. Overcrowded/ Overlapping teeth
  • 8. Rotated teeth, etc.

What is the right age to get Braces?

Although there is no age limit for getting braces, according to Orthodontists, the preferred age for getting braces is between 12 and 18 years of age.

This is because of the following reasons:

  • 1. It is easier to fix and reposition misaligned teeth at this age because the teeth and jaws are still in the developing stage.
  • 2. The treatment duration is faster at this age than getting braces later in life.
  • 3. Lowering the risk of future dental problems promotes oral health for a lifetime.
  • 4. At this age, many other children also get braces so the child doesn’t feel self-conscious or embarrassed. We can all agree that getting visible braces can be overwhelming as an adult, right?

What are the types of braces available for my kid?

There are a plethora of braces and aligner teeth straightening options to choose from. The treatment will depend on individual needs as recommended by the orthodontist in collaboration with the parent’s choice. Here’s a list of types of braces available for your kid:

Metal Braces

These are one of the most popular types of braces. They consist of brackets and metal wires, which gradually and slowly shift your teeth to the desired position. These metal braces are visible and come in a variety of options, like tooth-colored ligatures or self-ligating braces. They are the most cost-effective option for straightening teeth.

Ceramic Braces

This is another popular category for braces. In ceramic braces,
also known as clear braces, the braces and wires are tooth colored, blend in, and are not as noticeable as metal braces. Cera Cost braces cost slightly more than metal braces due to their aesthetic appearance.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, also known as Invisible braces, are a discreet and aesthetically preferred option for teeth straightening. They consist of custom-made trays that help straighten teeth over time.

Conventional braces are used for more complex cases, while aligners are used for easier to moderate cases. Choosing between the braces and aligner options can be confusing, so it’s best to contact your orthodontist. The Orthodontist at Clove Dental will provide you with the best treatment options from multiple brands.

What is the Cost of different types of Braces and Aligners?

At Clove Dental, there are multiple brands and options to choose from. The cost of different types of braces are as follows:

Types of Braces Cost at Clove Dental
Metal Braces Starting at Rs. 29,990
Ceramic Braces Starting at Rs. 52, 900
Clear Aligners Starting at Rs. 69,999

If you think your child needs braces, visit our website at and “Book an Appointment” at a dental clinic near you. We have 500+ Dental clinics in PAN India ready to assist you with your orthodontic needs. The orthodontist will carefully assess your child’s teeth and jaw. They will then take an X-ray, based on which they will prepare a treatment plan based on your child’s needs.

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