If your child's baby teeth are crowded, chances are the larger permanent teeth will come in crowded as well, or even crooked. Early orthodontic treatment can give your child's new teeth room to emerge, which means less need for more treatment further down the road.
A child's jaw is still growing and developing, which makes it more malleable. That means it's easier to move teeth into their proper position, and with less discomfort. It also allows treatment to correct any jaw issues that could arise later and cause pain.
Children are still developing their speech skills, and teeth and jaw issues could affect those skills. Teeth that are out of place could obstruct tongue placement while speaking and could lead to speech impediments. Braces can alleviate these issues and make it easier for your child to pronounce words properly.
Because your child's jaw is still developing, it's faster and easier to move the teeth into their proper positions. That means there may be less treatment time for your child, especially if potential dental issues can be eliminated early before they require more aggressive treatment, or even surgery.
Children can begin orthodontic treatment even though they still have their baby teeth. If your child's baby teeth have come in crooked or gapped, or if your child has an overbite or crossbite, chances are their dental issues will get worse once their permanent teeth come in. Treatment now can alleviate problems later. Let the team at Zombek Orthodonics help you decide if treatment now is right for your child.
Orthodontics For Children FAQ
Standard braces, self-ligating braces, Invisalign Teen...there are several options available for your child's orthodonture needs. So which one is best? After an initial assessment, which includes a 3D scan of your child's mouth, we'll provide a one-on-one consultation to lay out your child's best options and determine which is best. We want you to feel comfortable with your decisions. Orthodontics is a big investment in your child's future, and with Zombek Orthodontics, you will be able to make that investment with confidence.
Both you and your child may be a bit nervous stepping into an orthodontist's office for the first time, but rest assured! Our philosophy at Zombek Orthodontics is to treat you like family. That means making both you and your child feel as comfortable as possible. We love to have fun, and we want you to be a part of that fun from the moment you step into the door. Expect to see some special treats, tons of encouragement and lots of smiles, from your first visit to your last!
We love bringing beautiful smiles to our patients, but don't just take our word for it! Take a look at some of the testimonials from actual Zombek Orthodontics patients!