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.

Recognizing Bad Habits Damaging Your Child’s Teeth

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Prevent Orthodontic Problems Through Early Intervention

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