Many parents only consider orthodontic treatment for their children in exceptional circumstances, such as when they have difficulty eating or speaking. While orthodontic treatment has numerous health benefits, many parents overlook the fact that it is also about their child’s appearance.
Cosmetic issues in children can lead to more serious psychological problems later in life, so they should be addressed as soon as possible. Inspecting children’s dental structures on a regular basis for any extra growth or misalignments will aid in the early detection of bite issues and allow for more effective treatment.
The smile, which is an important part of a person’s appearance, reflects their image. Adults with a “bad” smile are more likely to suffer from inferiority complexes and low self-esteem. Oral diseases are more likely in children who have protruding or misaligned teeth.
Children with speech disorders may develop a fear of people or a lack of social confidence, suffocating their personal development. Low self-esteem and confidence can have a negative impact on both professional and personal life, so it’s important for children to seek help as soon as possible. Although adults can now get orthodontic treatment, it is widely accepted that the younger the patient, the easier it is to treat them and the more likely they are to succeed.
It has been demonstrated that dental restructuring performed on children is more effective than dental restructuring performed after all adult teeth have grown in. After their jaws have reached their full length, adults may find it more difficult to make significant changes. Early orthodontic treatment can aid in properly defining and shaping the jawline.
Malocclusions affect people of all ages, and tooth alignment issues are becoming more common. Don’t put off treating your child’s oral health issues because successful orthodontic treatment is now widely available. Dental malocclusions must be addressed for the sake of a child’s dental and psychological health.
We are excited to work with you to achieve and maintain a beautiful smile! Please contact us to schedule a free consultation if you have any additional questions about braces or orthodontic treatment.