BRACES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS
SETTING YOUR CHILD UP FOR THEIR BEST FUTURE SMILE
Parents often believe that orthodontics is a waste of time when their child is young, thinking their child will grow out of their result. But the truth is that orthodontic treatment when your child is under 10 could give them their best chance of growing into a more beautiful smile.
Young Orthodontics Vs Teenager Orthodontics
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?
The big difference is that young orthodontics mainly concentrates on your child’s jaws, whereas teenager orthodontics is focused on straightening their teeth. Young orthodontics focuses on your child’s jaws because they are the platform which houses the future adult teeth. Their jaws also play a big role in defining the overall shape of your child’s face.
By treating your child when they are under 10 years, we can help ensure that your child’s jaws are wide enough to house the future adult teeth, making room for their bigger adult teeth to come through without being crowded together. We also ensure that your child’s facial profile is in good balance with jaws that are in their best possible position – not too far forward and not too far back. We want your child to have a beautiful side profile
Orthodontic Problems to Watch for In Your Child
HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR CHILD MIGHT BENEFIT FROM AN ASSESSMENT
When kids are growing their is a unique opportunity to intervene to make sure your child gets everything they need for a future beautiful smile. Here are some signs to look for which may indicate your young child’s need for orthodontics.
- dark gaps/tunnels on the sides of your child’s mouth when they smile
- early or late loss of baby teeth
- bucky teeth (protruding teeth)
- teeth that are high up in the gums (fangs)
- crowded baby teeth
- finger sucking