In addition to improved self-confidence due to improved aesthetics, there are many short-term and long-term health benefits to receiving orthodontic treatment early. By arranging an early consultation with the specialists at Docbraces, your child will be able to:

  • Correct harmful oral habits like thumb-sucking.
  • Prevent further wear or injury to teeth and jaw joints by moving the teeth and jaws to their optimum positions.
  • Possibly prevent the need for braces and even oral surgery through early intervention in detrimental bite or alignment patterns.
  • Increase the impact of final treatment results and their stability.
  • Improve the ease of breathing.
  • Discourage speech impediments.
  • Possibly prevent the need for jaw surgery later on in life, and minimize the likelihood of future extractions of permanent teeth.
  • Better manage their oral hygiene and decrease the opportunities for tooth decay, gum disease, and problems like heart disease to develop.
  • Widen narrow arches, creating space to alleviate crowding and to allow adult teeth to emerge in the correct position
  • Prevent wear on teeth and jaw joints through the correction of overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
  • Encourage proper chewing of food, resulting in better absorption of nutrients and helping relieve any digestive problems, through increased bite contact.

Don’t Let Crooked Teeth Negatively Affect Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Healthy, straight teeth can give your child improved confidence, a positive self-image and an increase in his or her self-esteem: Sadly, a lot of times, crooked teeth cause a child to feel the exact opposite. Besides causing issues with confidence; did you know that crooked teeth can even negatively Read More

Recognizing and Treating a Child’s Misaligned Jaw

What is a misaligned jaw (malocclusion)?

When a child has malocclusion, his or her upper and lower teeth do not come together correctly upon closing the mouth. For example, if a child’s upper teeth stick out farther than his or her lower teeth do, this is referred to as an ‘overbite. Read More