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  • Writer's pictureDr. Cantor


Updated: Mar 22, 2022

A lot of parents think about getting their children orthodontic treatment, only in the most severe cases, where they are facing eating or speaking problems. While there are definitely a lot of health issues and also benefits involved in orthodontic treatment, many parents neglect the fact that it’s not always health alone, but also their kid’s appearance that matters.

Children can be subject to significant psychological problems due to aesthetic issues and the earlier they are treated, the better it will be for them as they grow up. Getting children regularly examined for the development of any extra growth or misalignments in their dental structure will help detect bite problems at an early age and get them treated more effectively.

Smile is an important part of anyone’s appearance and it reflects the image of a person. Children with a “bad” smile can develop inferiority complexes and low self-esteem issues that can potentially haunt them till a much later age. Protruded or misaligned teeth can also make children susceptible to several oral diseases as well.

Children with speech problems can develop an aversion to people or lack the confidence to interact in public situations, inhibiting their personal growth. Lack of confidence can affect both professional and personal life, so early treatment is always recommended for children to boost their self-esteem and confidence, before it can take a toll on them on a more serious level in the future. Although nowadays adults can easily get orthodontic treatment, it is a known fact that the younger the patients are, the easier it is to treat them and the higher the chances of success are.

Once adult teeth are all developed, children dental restructuring has been proven to be more effective than if done at a later age. Once the jaws have finished growing, in adults, it can be more difficult to make significant changes. Orthodontic treatment at a young age can ensure a properly shaped and well defined jawline structure.

Malocclusions can occur to anyone and teeth alignment issues are a very common problem these days. As successful orthodontic treatment is easily available nowadays, don’t neglect the oral health issues of your child and get them treated before it’s too late. Dental malocclusions are something you should seriously put some thought to for both the child’s dental and psychological health.

We can’t wait to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile! If you have any additional questions about whether a specific food is safe to eat with braces, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 203-513-2014



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