Why children should get braces.

As parents, we want the best for our children

At Saacks Orthodontics, Port Macquarie we think that dental hygiene and properly aligned teeth should be a priority for most parents. We believe that braces, such as our Smart Smile treatments or Invisalign treatments, can help improve your child’s overall health, their ability to speak properly from an early age and a great smile will certainly add to their self-confidence.

Braces help prevent future problems with a child’s overall health…

A child’s overall health can be affected by misalignments, which can lead to further health problems down the road. If your child has a tooth that has erupted at a bad angle or slightly out of position, every time they bite down on it pressure will be applied to the tooth and bone. When continuous pressure is applied at the wrong angle, other teeth can become loose or shift in the mouth.

Crooked teeth can also lead to damaged or decaying teeth, as they can be more difficult to clean. If teeth are crooked, it makes them harder to brush and floss properly. Statistics show that your child will have more cavities and need dental work such as root canals because their teeth are more difficult to clean. It’s possible they could develop gingivitis and other more serious dental health conditions. When you consider how much treating serious dental conditions could cost you braces are worth it financially alone.

Speech is an important part of development

Developing proper speaking techniques can be made difficult with untreated crooked teeth. It’s difficult to speak if your teeth don’t line up properly, and what starts out as a slight misalignment can become more serious as the child grows older.

At Saacks Orthodontics Port Macquarie we believe in early treatment to try to avoid any speech development problems and we tackle any issues before they grow any bigger.

Age can impact a number of different issues within the mouth and we generally recommend that you see Dr Saacks as early as possible. Treatment may not start immediately, however, getting an assessment early can help ensure treatment will commence at the appropriate time. Some early intervention might be prescribed to minimise future problems.

Help your child be more confident, have a better self-esteem, and feel better about their appearance.

We want our children to grow up and have a strong sense of self while having the confidence to take opportunities when they arise. Raising a leader, a go-getter or a motivated child is all parents can hope for. Having straight, attractive teeth can help your child feel more confident in him or herself.

Okay, there is probably no hard evidence stating that people with crooked teeth are less likely to be hired but making a good first impression certainly affects employers decision to hire. If you were hiring someone who was working with clients (or even if they weren’t) and you had to choose between someone with good teeth and someone with horrible teeth, who would you choose?

Give your child the opportunity to succeed with our braces treatments, whether your child decides to undergo our Invisalign treatment or our quick and easy Smart Smile treatment, we can help determine the best treatment for their oral health.

For more information about our treatments please done hesitate to call our Port Macquarie Orthodontic office at 02 6584 2333 or contact us online. Book a free orthodontic consultation and discover all the facts.