How Braces Benefit Children

July 26, 2023

Many children require braces to give them healthy mouths, attractive smiles and properly functioning teeth. Some parents, though, don’t quite understand their children’s needs for orthodontic treatments and the rewards they bring. 

The office of Ortho Inc. can help clarify why some children need braces and how they benefit from the results. We use ultra-modern knowledge and technology to carry out orthodontic treatments with the utmost care and precision. Our team is made up of friendly, highly trained specialists who are eager to help children and adults feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving superior care.

Orthodontic care can become necessary for a variety of reasons. Most conditions are congenital. Babies are genetically destined to develop overbites (upper front teeth stick out beyond lower front teeth), underbites (the lower teeth overlap the top front teeth), open bites (a noticeable gap between the upper and lower teeth), or too much or too little space between teeth. Other issues are circumstantial in that they’re due to thumbsucking, dental disease, physical trauma, malnutrition, or the early or late loss of primary (baby) teeth. 

Unfortunately, the above conditions won’t resolve themselves as children grow older. They’ll likely worsen as the primary teeth loosen and fall out and the permanent teeth erupt and grow in. And the older children grow, the tougher their orthodontic problems are to treat. 

Orthodontic care is a crucial factor in children’s oral health. A well-functioning bite is made up of straight teeth and aligned jaws. When all of those components line up together correctly, children speak clearly, and they bite and chew well.

Also, their straight teeth make them less susceptible to cavities and gum disease; crooked teeth’s uneven surfaces and hidden crevices can be difficult to access while cleaning; and their vulnerability to chips and breaks will be significantly reduced. Beautiful smiles promote confidence and self-esteem, which pave the way to enhanced social, romantic and employment opportunities.

The office of Ortho Inc. has earned the trust of all of our patients and looks forward to earning yours. For more information about our practice and how we can help you and/or your child, please don’t hesitate to call us to schedule an appointment!