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All about a Child’s Early Orthodontic Needs

December 12, 2012

It is not enough to teach your kids how to brush and floss properly. Some dental concerns may arise even with proper brushing and flossing. When dental issues are not dealt with at an early stage, they may lead to serious conditions as your kids age. Give your child the gift of perfect smile by consulting with a qualified orthodontist.

Children should have their first orthodontic screening when they reach seven years old. One of the benefits of an early guidance from a professional is the chance to reduce the possible cost of treatment down the line. Another excellent benefit is you can save your child from embarrassment from their peers and schoolmates due to not-so-great teeth. Dental concerns may affect your child’s confidence and affect his social skills ultimately.

Orthodontists may help detect concerns needing immediate solution. Teeth grow and develop at a fast pace; this means late intervention may involve a more comprehensive treatment later on. Orthodontists may help correct oral issues such as crooked teeth and bite problems. Braces are common early orthodontic treatment. These orthodontic appliances help correct cross bites and reduce damage to supporting structures.

For extreme cases of cross bites, the orthodontist may suggest palatal expander. Buck teeth are also common dental condition among young children. If this is the case, headgears and facemasks may also be required.

Other than common conditions such as misaligned or crooked teeth, dentists may also check for poor dental habits. They are not only after a set of pearly whites that look good; they also promote overall oral health.

It is not wise to wait for dental issues to come. If you want your child to grow up with a healthy and nice-looking smile, consult with us. Visit other pages on this site for more information on our orthodontic services.

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