Why Should Your Child See An Orthodontist?

Oral health is an important part of our overall well-being. When you plan ahead, you are giving your child the best chance at having a healthy and esthetic smile. Our orthodontist uses a customized treatment approach for every single one of our patients. You can feel confident knowing that your child will be receiving full attention, and Dr. Trpkova will explain the treatment plan in detail at the very first orthodontic appointment.

When Should My Child Have Their First Orthodontic Visit?

We recommend that you bring your child for their first visit when they are from the ages of six to eight. Many children are ready for their first assessment once their first molars have erupted. Your child might not need treatment for a couple of years. Still, it’s important to let a professional decide when, and if, preventative treatment is necessary. During your first consultation, your orthodontist will be able to speak about the early warning signs and help you figure out when you should come in next.

Benefits In The Long Term

When your child is young, their mouth is more pliable and their jaws are still developing. Seeing an orthodontist at an early age can help you plan for the future. It can also help prevent many potential problems brought upon with future growth. This can save you money, and it can also prevent more serious treatments, or even surgery down the road. Signs that indicate your child might need braces include: thumb/finger sucking habit, difficulties chewing, crooked teeth, abnormal bite, issues with speech, mouth breathing, and an irregular loss of baby teeth.

Smiles have a great effect on self-esteem. By catering to your child’s needs early on, you can help their teeth grow into the proper position for their future so they can have healthy teeth and a healthy bite. We use our smiles every day, so make sure that your child has confidence in theirs.

If you have more questions or concerns about bringing your child to see an orthodontist, feel free to call your Calgary orthodontist at InLine Orthodontics!

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