Five major advantages of early orthodontic treatment
1. Putting a stop to developing bite problems
Early treatment can help prevent more serious problems (e.g. crossbite, underbite, severe crowding when adult teeth appear) from developing.
Also, it is less invasive and shorter in duration than treatment at a later age.
2. Making space for permanent teeth
Early treatment can create space for incoming permanent teeth, reducing the need for extractions or other more invasive procedures.
3. Improving oral hygiene
Crowded teeth are harder to clean, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
Early treatment can improve oral hygiene and reduce the risk of these problems.
4. Reducing the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
An early evaluation also can help position front teeth to reduce the risk of trauma in the event of a fall or injury.
5. Problems with chewing, biting, and speaking clearly
An orthodontist can help with problems related to chewing, biting, and speaking by realigning the teeth and jaws through braces, clear aligners, or other orthodontic devices.
This can promote proper jaw function and improve chewing, biting, and speaking abilities.
Early orthodontic treatment can intercept when there is any deviation from its normal course, along with promoting the growth of the jawbone, to achieve the desired result.
Overall, the first orthodontist appointment can set a foundation for a lifetime of good oral health for your child.