Many parents consider getting their children orthodontic treatment only in the most severe cases, when they are having eating or speaking difficulties. While there are many health issues and benefits to orthodontic treatment, many parents overlook the fact that it is not always about health alone, but also about their child’s appearance.
Children can suffer from significant psychological problems as a result of cosmetic issues, and the sooner they are treated, the better it will be for them as they grow. Having children examined on a regular basis for the development of any extra growth or misalignments in their dental structure will help detect bite problems earlier and treat them more effectively.
A person’s image is reflected in their smile, which is an important part of their appearance. Children who have a “bad” smile may develop inferiority complexes and low self-esteem issues that can follow them into adulthood. Protruding or misaligned teeth can also make children vulnerable to a variety of oral diseases.
Children with speech problems may develop a dislike for people or lack the confidence to interact in public, stifling their personal development. Lack of confidence can affect both professional and personal life, so early treatment for children is always recommended to boost their self-esteem and confidence before it can take a serious toll on them in the future. Although adults can now easily obtain orthodontic treatment, it is well known that the younger the patients, the easier it is to treat them and the greater the chances of success.
Children’s dental restructuring has been shown to be more effective than when done at a later age once all adult teeth have developed. When the jaws have finished growing, it can be more difficult to make significant changes in adults. Early orthodontic treatment can ensure a properly shaped and defined jawline structure.
Malocclusions can happen to anyone, and teeth alignment issues are becoming increasingly common. Because successful orthodontic treatment is now widely available, don’t ignore your child’s oral health issues and get them treated before it’s too late. Dental malocclusions should be taken seriously for the sake of the child’s dental and psychological health.
We can’t wait to assist your child in achieving and maintaining a stunning smile! We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Aaron Gavri to see if your child can benefit from Orthodontic treatment.