Braces today are much different than what they were a decade ago. They are colorful, comfortable, and in some cases, invisible! With advances in technology many young patients can be in and out of braces within two years. Today there are so many kids and teens receiving orthodontic treatment, that itís no wonder wearing braces have become a rather trendy rite-of-passage.
When it comes to orthodontic treatment for your child, there is no specific age that they should begin treatment; however, the American Association of orthodontics recommends that beginning treatment around age 7 may make it easier for your orthodontist to correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.
For many parents, itís not always easy to tell if your child needs orthodontic treatment.Here are a few signs you can watch for that may indicate whether or not your child needs orthodontic care:
If your child needs orthodontic treatment, it is important that they start as early as possible. Today more and more adults are turning to orthodontics because they never received treatment as children and are now faced with bite irregularities, jaw disorders, chewing and speech problems, and in some cases periodontal or gum disease.
Not receiving proper treatment now may cause more problems and cost more money for your child in the future. Early orthodontic treatment will help give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come!
Contact Suffield Orthodontics at (513) 891-4324 to schedule your childís free orthodontic consultation and exam.