The Importance of Children’s Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Children’s Orthodontic Treatment
Posted on 02/19/2020
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When it comes to your child's teeth and visiting the orthodontist, did you know that earlier may be better than later? According to the American Association of Orthodontists, kids should have an initial orthodontic screening at age seven. At Tilghman Orthodontics in Berlin, MD, we want to see your children early in order to catch orthodontic problems sooner. Our orthodontic team believes in the power and importance of children’s orthodontics and how it can change their life, so start your child’s orthodontic journey today!

Why Visit A Children’s Orthodontist?

At Tilghman Orthodontics, we believe there are several ways that kids can benefit from seeing an orthodontist at an early age. It's important to recognize that early evaluation isn't necessarily followed by early treatment. In most cases, if orthodontic work is needed, your orthodontist will simply monitor your child's growth patterns until it's time for treatment to begin. This gives us an opportunity to get the best results in the most efficient way, and to help prevent future problems.

Although every child's development is different, in most kids the first adult molars have typically started to emerge by around age six. This, along with other developmental markers, lets us get a handle on the basic alignment of the teeth, from front to back and side to side. It may also be possible at this point to determine whether there is adequate room in the mouth for all of the permanent teeth, and if not, to take action.

Braces Are About More Than Straight Teeth

For most parents, when they hear the word orthodontics, they think about braces and straightening a child’s teeth. However, there is so much more to orthodontics than just straight teeth and that’s why children’s orthodontics is so important! Straight, functional teeth alleviate the following issues:

  • Speech problems due to crooked teeth
  • Better and easier brushing and flossing
  • Fewer headaches
  • Less tooth and mouth injuries due to poorly fitting sports mouthguards
  • Improved health and less dental problems
  • Easier chewing
  • Less periodontal problems
  • Increased confidence

Increased confidence is probably the most notable benefit of children’s orthodontic treatment. After orthodontic treatment, your child can feel confident and proud of their straight teeth and smile bright! That being said, all of these issues can be alleviated and even corrected by orthodontic treatment, so what are you waiting for? Schedule your child’s first visit with our Sussex County children’s orthodontist!

Schedule Your Visit With Our Children’s Orthodontist Today!

If you are looking for a great kids orthodontist in Sussex County, come visit Tilghman Orthodontics. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to acquaint you and your child with our office, perform an initial screening, and answer any questions you may have. Schedule your first consultation online or call one of our offices directly. We look forward to seeing you soon.