Are you considering pre-orthodontics for your kid? Taking your kid to see a dentist early can prevent future problems and avoid surgery.
You already know the importance of taking your kid to the dentist and teaching them a good brushing and flossing habits early on. But you may not know that early visits to our pre-orthodontic dentists to review the development of a kid’s mouth and jaw can be just as helpful to their health and to your wallet.
Pre-orthodontic treatment aims to correct more serious bite related problems (malocclusions) as well as guide the jaw’s growth pattern.
Problems like overbites, underbites, jaw and tooth size, extra or missing teeth and improper jaw growth can lead to serious dental problems down the road. Harmful oral habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and mouth breathing can also lead to serious health problems.
Pre-orthodontics can treat poor oral habits and provide solutions to problems that may have been more about ‘watching and waiting’. Ultimately, pre-orthodontics does more than make a perfect smile – it creates a healthier kid.