Could braces lead to even greater discolouration of my son’s teeth?

Q.
Hi, My little boy’s teeth are heavily stained, despite having an excellent oral hygiene routine. However, as a baby, he was very ill with asthma and chest infections and constantly took steroids and antibiotics, and my dentist now tells me this could be the cause of the staining. I am broken hearted to see his teeth like this, can it be fixed at some point,as his dentist thinks he may have to have braces to correct his bit which is slightly off, not due to his jaw but his teeth, so he wont be in for surgery just a full brace at some stage, though this will surely make his teeth even more discoloured?? I don’t know what to do and its all going so fast, He is 10 years of age and has a mixture of baby teeth and permanent. if you could help that would be amazing. thank you
A.
All parents worry about their children, including myself. Rest assured that if its staining then it can be cleaned away by a good hygienist. Do not worry about braces causing satining as as long as the brushing is good, then this should be minimised and even if he does get some, again it can be cleaned away!
I suggest an othodontic consultaion for your child at this stage, so ask our dentist to send you to your local orthodontist or someone you would be happy with.
Good luck
Darsh Patel 8 Central Parade, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4PJ Web: www.invisibrace.co.uk Tel: 020 8399 6333

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