Why is orthodontic treatment necessary for some children?

Orthodontic treatment

Many people’s general understanding of “orthodontics” is that they are used to treat crooked teeth; however, orthodontics can resolve and prevent many other problems related to the jaw and craniofacial development.

Dr. Alex focuses on facial growth orthodontic treatments, which can correct both the mouth’s physiology and appearance using leading technology and appliances. Dr. Alex treats both adults and children with facial growth orthodontics. Learn more about why early intervention orthodontic treatment is necessary for children below.

Orthodontic treatment for Kids
Orthodontic treatment for Kids

One of the main reasons orthodontic treatments can be so effective and beneficial for children is that they are still growing. Orthodontics for children can act as an early intervention to bite and smile issues in the child’s future. Facial growth orthodontics are suitable for children who have jaw development problems or craniofacial imbalances. They are an excellent solution for resolving these issues because they facilitate proper growth and development instead of surgically remodelling the jaw.

If you are looking for safe and effective orthodontic treatments for your child, we would love to consult with you!

Additional benefits of kids orthodontics:

1. Creates a healthy functional bite which helps prevent disorders such as TMJ

A functional bite is integral to oral health; in children, a functional bite can help support proper chewing, speech, and even breathing.

2. Orthodontics can treat and fix an over or underdeveloped jaw, i.e., crossbite, overbite, underbite.

Kids orthodontics uses leading technology and appliances to help assist the mouth with proper development and growth, preventing jaw misalignment.

3. Some children may have reduced symptoms of chronic allergies or swollen adenoids or tonsils following their facial growth orthodontic treatment.

A properly aligned jaw will help support the development of your child’s airways, which can help with breathing, allergies, and swollen tonsils and adenoids.

Where do children’s orthodontic problems come from?

Most children’s orthodontic problems are inherited; however, sometimes, jaw development can be affected by daily habits such as sucking on their thumb, poor nutrition, or late baby teeth loss. If you have questions about your child’s jaw development, please do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation!

Did you know that you can do a FREE Smile Virtual consultation for your child with Dr. Alex? All you have to do is send us a photo of their smile! Dr. Alex will then send a follow-up video with her own, personalized recommendations for your child’s smile. After viewing your video, you can then schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex for treatment.

Dr. Alexandra S. George

Medically reviewed by Dr. Alexandra S. George - D.D.S., L.Vl.I.F. on November 10th, 2020