[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Are you considering orthodontics for your child? Taking your child to see a dentist early can prevent future problems and avoid surgery.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Many parents believe that orthodontics can wait until all of the child’s milk teeth have erupted. The truth is, addressing your children’s dental issues when they’re younger has the potential to reduce the amount of time they spend in orthodontic treatment later.
There are many issues that can be corrected through early childhood orthodontic intervention.
Hereditary orthodontic issues
Like overbites, underbites, jaw and tooth size, extra or missing teeth and jaw discrepancies – can lead to other dental problems down the road. Negative oral habits common amongst little children like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting and breathing through the mouth can also give rise to orthodontic problems.
Braces are often required to address these genetic issues as well as those caused by accidents or dental disease. It is important to identify the signs and symptoms early even when the condition appears “premature” or “normal”.
At Rely Dental , we help parents understand the significant role that early orthodontic evaluation and treatment play in their children’s dental health. Our job as dental professionals is not merely to fix problems but where possible, prevent them from occurring.
The same yardstick applies to children’s orthodontics. Early detection and treatment of your child’s orthodontic problems can mean the difference between a minimally invasive procedure now and complex surgery later. From as early as 6 or 7 years of age, your child may be assessed to determine whether there is a need for braces.
What is Children’s Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a type of dental treatment that corrects any jaw and tooth positioning issues. The goal of all orthodontic treatments is to straighten your teeth in such a way that the upper and lower sets of teeth meet in perfect alignment.
As the name suggests, children’s orthodontics is dedicated to the teeth straightening treatment and evaluation for young kids. The main difference between children’s orthodontics and the adult version is that the treatment protocols of the former are more preventative in nature. In addition to common orthodontic objectives, a children’s dentist identifies the bad habits and early problems that can cause future alignment issues – and nips them in the bud.
What are the benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention?
There are significant advantages to wearing braces during childhood. A growing child’s teeth and jaws are more easily shaped, as opposed to adults who have to bear a lot more pain, given their developed neuromuscular structure. Of course, the biggest benefit of undergoing orthodontic procedures in childhood is having a beautiful and healthy smile in adulthood.
The other benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention are as follows:
- Identifies and prevents further development of poor mouth habits like thumb sucking, mouth breathing and tongue thrusting.
- Prevents developmental flaws in the child’s jaw and teeth – before they develop and grow into bad bites, or worse, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Reduces need for future treatments, including surgery
- Save thousands in adult orthodontic treatments
- Higher quality results with lower risks and chances of relapse
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