As parents, we want our children to be happy, healthy and confident – and we love nothing more than to see them smiling. While your child’s teeth and smile will go through a number of changes as they grow, there are instances where early orthodontic treatment can be beneficial, and can prevent more significant issues later in life.
Does My Child Need Early Orthodontic Treatment?
If your dentist suspects trouble with your child’s bite, they may recommend orthodontic treatment as early as 7 years of age. While braces are not appropriate for baby teeth, there are many orthodontic treatments that can prevent the need for braces and other corrective measures in adolescence and adulthood. Treating these issues early can prevent a number of problems in the future.
What Are The Benefits of Early Treatment?
Early treatment for malocclusions and bite problems can save a great deal of time and money in the future. There are many forms of early childhood orthodontic treatment, such as braces for kids, which can help reduce the need for substantial orthodontic treatment in your child’s teenage years, if not eliminate the need entirely.
The key benefit of early treatment is that it has the ability to rectify issues before they become a more expensive and time-consuming problem. Meeting with an orthodontist can help you understand your options.
Making Visits Easy And Relaxed For Children
Our friendly and compassionate Geelong orthodontists understand that many children are anxious when it comes to getting dental work. Here at our Fresh Smiles orthodontic Geelong practice, we work hard to reduce the stress that dental work can create for children, and ensure that every child gets extra attention and is made to feel safe and comfortable.
We know that making the dentist office fun and relaxing will help encourage better dental habits later in life.
Located in Belmont and Newtown
If you think you need orthodontic care for your children, find out what options are available to you. Feel free to contact our Belmont or Newtown dental practice if you have any questions regarding our practice, our treatments, or our orthodontists.