Sunny Smiles Kids Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics may recommend that patients get orthodontic treatment for their children if alignment issues are noticed early on. We specialize in orthodontics for children in order to keep their teeth beautiful, strong, and healthy.
Orthodontic treatment is used to create a functional and healthy bite for your child. It corrects the position of the jaw as well as the alignment of teeth in the mouth. When the teeth and jaws are able to meet correctly, then your child will be less prone to dental issues such as gingivitis and decay. Your oral health is linked to overall health as well, so children’s health will improve. Not only will health improve, but confidence as well when they see how beautiful their smile is.
Orthodontics help your child chew and bite down normally. It can also clear up speech issues that occur when the teeth aren’t aligned properly. An attractive smile is another way orthodontics help your child, keeping them from experience issues with self-esteem and confidence due to their teeth. Straighter teeth are also less prone to developing cavities, which can occur when plaque sits in areas of the mouth that are difficult to clean.
Many problems with orthodontics are genetic, meaning they are inherited from the parents. Some can develop over time due to habits like thumb sucking, mouth breathing, swallowing abnormally, or even the loss of baby teeth too early or too late. Poor nutrition, accidents, injuries, and poor oral hygiene are also factors that contribute to orthodontic issues in children. Whatever the cause of your child’s orthodontic issues, they can be treated by Dr. Jackie at Sunny Smiles Kids Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Del Mar, CA.
While there are times when oral issues will work themselves out on their own when permanent teeth come in, your child’s teeth will not become straighter as they get older. After permanent teeth come in, any orthodontic problems that have not been treated can result in an increase in decay, gum disease, damage to teeth, and other dental issues.
You can learn more about orthodontic treatment in our office by scheduling an appointment or calling to speak to a representative.