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3 Reasons You Should Take Your Kid to an Orthodontist

A young boy smiling with braces

Unlike most common medical treatments, a successful orthodontic treatment results in visible proof in the form of a beautiful smile. However, it takes a lot more to get there than you may think.

Following are a few reasons to consider if you haven’t taken your kid to the orthodontist yet

  • Smile Is an Important Feature
    One of the first things people notice when they greet someone is their smile. It makes interactions more comfortable and more memorable, as well. A confident smile can have a positive effect on your life. Consulting an orthodontist won’t just help your child get an attractive smile but will also ensure that their teeth are clean and their gums healthy. This can further help your kid’s self-confidence.

 

  • Younger Jaws Are Easier to Correct
    Most people don’t realize that most orthodontic problems can be corrected much more quickly if the child is taken to an orthodontist early on. In fact, issues such as crooked teeth should be shown to an orthodontist as early as 7 or 8 years old. This is because their jaws are still growing, and the adult teeth likely haven’t even appeared yet. So it is easier to manipulate their growth. However, waiting until teenage when the adult teeth are already grown can worsen issues, which would require more invasive treatments to be fixed.

 

  • Can Fix Various Physical Issues
    An orthodontist doesn’t just fix crooked teeth. They deal with a wide array of issues, including bad bites, which can damage teeth and gums, chewing difficulties, gaps in the smile, misaligned teeth or jaws, overcrowded teeth, speech or breathing difficulties, etc. Additionally, an orthodontist can also help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea and help manage consistent finger and thumb-sucking habits in children.

 

Now that you’ve gone through all the benefits of consulting an orthodontist, stop wasting any time, and visit our website if you live in or near Fort Luptin, Frederick, or Dacono. Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics houses some of the best orthodontists in the area.

 

Posted on Dec 29, 2020
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