Orthodontics in DEL MAR, CA


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 to keep their teeth beautiful, strong, and healthy.

Why Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment creates a functional and healthy bite for your child. It corrects the position of the jaw and the alignment of teeth in the mouth. When the teeth and jaws can meet correctly, your child will be less prone to dental issues such as gingivitis and decay. Your oral health is linked to overall health, so children’s health will improve. Not only will their health improve, but their confidence when they see how beautiful their smile is.

How Does Orthodontics Help?

Orthodontics helps your child chew and bite down normally. It can also clear up speech issues when the teeth aren’t aligned properly. An attractive smile is another way orthodontics helps 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.

How Do Orthodontic Issues Develop?

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 losing 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.

Don’t Teeth Straighten Over Time?

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 increase 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.