Early intervention is the name of the game in healthcare. Between regular checkups at the doctor, cleanings at the dentist, and quality nutrition, it’s easier than ever to make sure your child is well taken care of before any issues surface. An important element of early intervention is to have your child’s oral development evaluated by an orthodontist. Many parents are unaware of the benefits that this can hold for their child’s future, but there’s a lot of information out there for you. Here are just seven reasons why the Canadian Association of Orthodontics recommends that your child visit an orthodontist by age seven. Continue reading “7 Reasons Your Child Should See An Orthodontist Before Age 7”
Orthodontic treatment is vital for your child’s development, including his or her oral health, self-esteem and even their ability to speak clearly. It’s well worth spending a bit of time in braces to get the advantages of straight teeth, a more attractive smile and improved oral health. Continue reading “Top 5 Ways Braces Encourage Healthy Development”
A study conducted by the American Journal of Orthodontics indicates that one in three children can improve their oral and general health by wearing braces. Braces can help prevent detrimental complications from developing with your child’s teeth, such as crooked, crowded teeth, tooth decay and serious medical problems that often require surgery. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and fitting your child with braces or corrective alternatives early in life can prevent complications and the need for more pensive procedures later in life. Continue reading “Top 4 Complications Braces Can Prevent”
It’s well known that a confident smile can support a positive future and create opportunities, assisting in everything from effective communication to social development. At young ages, children can be impressionable and self-conscious about their appearance. Unfortunately, those who are unhappy with their teeth often choose to avoid smiling and hide behind their hands. Docbraces uses braces and corrective appliances such as palate expanders and space maintainers to encourage symmetrical development in your child’s jaw and teeth, helping them develop a smile they’re proud to show. Continue reading “Improve Your Child’s Self-Esteem with Braces”
Beyond the cosmetic reasons for orthodontic treatment, there are a number of ways that seeing an orthodontist can improve your health—even if you’re over 21!
A bad bite can be detrimental to your overall well-being. People who have malocclusions—when both sets of teeth do not ‘bite’ properly—can experience a range of unexpected health problems. By correcting your bite, an orthodontist can help you alleviate many common symptoms and chronic conditions to help you improve your overall quality of life. Continue reading “9 Ways Seeing an Orthodontist Can Boost Your Health”
Beyond improving appearance and self-esteem, numerous health advantages accompany treatment with braces and corrective appliances such as palate expanders and space maintainers. In addition to preventing serious tooth and jaw issues later in life, correcting misaligned teeth with braces and appliances can improve oral hygiene, facilitate better chewing to allow the body to absorb more nutrients from food, and even reduce the risk of lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. What’s more, the earlier your child receives orthodontic treatment, the more likely they are to reap the resulting health benefits. Continue reading “How Braces Contribute To Your Child’s Health”