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Importance Of Early Orthodontic Treatment


Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
young student with braces smiling at his deskReceiving early orthodontic treatment among children is an excellent way to spot any oral issues within your kid's developing mouth and treat them before they turn into lifer-long complications. This is also the answer to solving most childhood problems. Many issues can be corrected with orthodontic treatment that you may not have known.

Orthodontics treatment is categorized into the first and second phases, whereby in phase 1, dentists use appliances or limited braces for kids who still have all or most of their baby teeth. Treatment during this phase starts when the kid is between 7 and 10 years old.

On the other hand, phase 2 orthodontics treatment is full treatment with braces or Invisalign. The treatment occurs in the early teen or pre-teen years. Early orthodontics treatment has various benefits including the following.

Lowers the Risks of Tooth Decay


The treatment helps straighten your kid's teeth, which also makes it easier for your kids to clean their teeth, floss, and clean the hard-to-reach areas. A child with crooked teeth is more likely to suffer tooth decay. The orthodontist may recommend braces and other preventive dentistry to make sure your child's oral health is on track.

Improved Digestion


With an aligned jaw and straight teeth, your child can easily chew food, breaking it down into small particles for utmost digestion. Braces do a great job of optimizing teeth placement. This helps with not only digestion but also many other important factors in your kid's development.

Corrects Harmful Habits


It is common for some children to suck their thumbs even after the age of five. Normally, thumb sucking appears as a natural reflex from birth to about the age of 5. If the kid continues with this behavior even after 5 years, they are in danger of causing damage to their teeth. Braces can go a long way to break this habit among children. If you are ready to bring your child for early orthodontic treatment, talk to us today and we will be pleased to assist you.




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