In addition to improved self-confidence, there are many short and long-term health benefits to receiving orthodontic treatment. By receiving orthodontic treatment from the specialists at Docbraces, you can help your teen:

  • Reduce or eliminate the need for jaw surgery or the extraction of permanent teeth
  • Improve oral hygiene, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and heart disease
  • Decrease wear or injury to teeth and jaw joints
  • Improve breathing and correct speech impediments
  • Correct overbites, underbites and crossbites, preventing wear and trauma to teeth
  • Improve bite contact, enabling proper chewing of food, alleviating digestive problems, and increasing nutrient absorption

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