Starting orthodontic treatment at a young age unlocks several important benefits that you might not have considered. Besides getting a healthy beautiful smile they can proudly show off, orthodontic treatment for children often results in more stable results, can boost self esteem and confidence, and increases overall health.
Orthodontic treatment does not just align teeth, they also rotate teeth slightly and close any spaces. These outcomes help your child maintain high levels of oral hygiene because there will be fewer places for debris and bacteria to collect and lead to decay, gum disease and other ailments. When a child’s teeth are aligned, brushing and flossing becomes easier, more effective and a more enjoyable experience.
Studies have shown that there is a direct link between mouth health and general health. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to heart disease. Orthodontic treatment can help prevent this.
Having straight, healthy teeth, patients will be able to chew their food much more efficiently. This makes it much easier for the digestive system to breakdown and process food. The effect is that their bodies have an easier time extracting the nutrients from food, resulting in a higher absorption rate and overall healthier bodies.
When your child receives the orthodontic treatment they need, they do not just get a healthy smile, they also get an immeasurable self esteem boost.
Studies have shown a link between children who received the orthodontic treatment they needed and a reported reduction in anxiety. Children who receive treatment also see an increase in happiness and confidence. In contrast, the same studies also show that children who could benefit from treatment but who do not receive it do not experience the same improvements, continuing to struggle with self esteem.
When you are ready to discover how your child could benefit from orthodontic treatment, contact our office today at 203-292-6644.