At what age should you begin orthodontic care for your child?
Why should I consider Orthodontic care for my child?
Seeking orthodontic care for your child is a personal decision. Some parents are very concerned with the aesthetics of the child’s mouth, while others a comfortable with some spacing or crowded teeth. Many children live with overbites or other alignment issues without the parents feeling the need to seek out orthodontic treatment. Some people feel that orthodontic treatment is considered to be a cosmetic and an optional treatment, thus it is not sought out by parents as a result.
Unlike strictly cosmetic procedures, orthodontic care has long-term medical benefits on your dental health. Teeth that are properly aligned allow proper brushing and flossing, and reduce the opportunity for bacteria and tooth decay to develop. Misaligned bites cause chewing and speech difficulties as well as sleeping problems. Finally, misaligned teeth cause additional wear on tooth surfaces which can cause jaw pain, ear pain, headaches and unneccessary missed days of school.
When to begin treatment?
We recommend evaluating all children between the ages of 6-8 years old because that is the time that their permanent teeth are errupting and their jaw is growing. We offer a FREE ORTHODONTIC EVALUATION and CONSULTATION for children and adults with no obligation.
Call us today to schedule your FREE ORTHODONTIC EVALUATION at
(972) 612-3500 and visit our website at davidclarkdds.com.
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