FAQs about Orthodontic Dental Care for Children Addressed

by Allwyn Dental Best Dental Clinic in Rockport, TX
For every parent or guardian, keeping their child safe and healthy is their first priority. If you are also a parent/guardian concerned about your child’s dental health, you are at right place. Are you also contemplating whether your child should opt for orthodontic treatment or not? According to expert orthodontists in Rockport, orthodontic treatment can be a significant part of maintaining your child’s oral and overall health. We understand you want to do everything best in your power for your child and hence you might have a lot of questions in your mind. Read on and resolve your queries so that you could take the best decision for your child.

What is the main purpose of orthodontic treatment?

The prime purpose of orthodontic treatment is to provide a functional and a healthy bite which is partly tooth alignment and partly jaw position. When teeth and jaws align correctly, they could function naturally the way they are nature-intended to function. This fosters sound oral health and a beautiful smile.

How can orthodontic treatment help my child? 

Orthodontic treatment will help your child in biting and chewing properly and also aids in clear speech delivery. When teeth function the way they are naturally intended to, it looks nice. An attractive smile and a clear speech is the pleasant consequence of opting orthodontic treatment which also has many emotional benefits that contribute to your’s child growth and happiness. Self-esteem and self-confidence will improve as a result of perfect alignment. Moreover, your child’s teeth are less prone to gum disease or decay.

How can orthodontic problems occur in a child?

There are many orthodontic problems that are inherited. While some are acquired and developed over time. The reasons could be many like - sucking fingers or thumb, dental disease, abnormal swallowing habits, mouth breathing, late or an early loss of baby teeth, poor nutrition, and accident or injury. There are also cases in which an inherited dental problem is further complicated by an acquired issue. So, if you think your child needs orthodontic care, it is better to consult a dentist in Rockport and take professional advice.

Won’t the misaligned teeth get fixed on its own as the child grow?

Well no! Unfortunately, misaligned teeth do not straighten on their own as the child matures. As the child grows, the available space for the permanent front teeth does not change or increase. In fact, after permanent molars come in, there is even lesser space in most cases for the front teeth. So, if kept untreated, your child may end up in a worse condition as he/she gets older. 

Is there a right age for getting orthodontic treatment?

No, there is no specific age for getting orthodontic treatment as it always depends on the patient’s oral condition. We would recommend you not to avoid regular dental check-ups as that would help in diagnosing problems if any. Treatment age or timing mostly depends on the problem that your child has acquired or inherited. 

We hope this post was helpful. If you have any further queries about your child’s oral health, feel free to drop us a line and we will be more than happy to resolve your queries.

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