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.

How To Keep Track of When Your Child’s Adult Teeth Come In

An odd pattern of tooth eruption can cause more orthodontic problems for a child than is seen when the permanent (adult) teeth come in several months too early or too late. If your child’s teeth do not come in as expected, his or her bite and smile could both be affected. Studies show that changes Read More

Orthodontists Address Issues Related to Missing or Extra Teeth

The teeth are naturally organized in such a way as to provide support to one another; therefore, if a tooth is missing, this lost support causes additional force to be placed on the remaining teeth. Some people are actually born missing teeth. While missing teeth are a problem, extra teeth are also Read More