Does your child need braces? 5 advantages of orthodontics from our team
When you are told by an orthodontist that your child needs braces, it can feel like the clap of doom! Well probably not quite that bad!
Children are rarely fond of needing to attend the dentist, so trying to convince them that having braces fitted and increasing their trips to the dentist is a good idea, is not easy for parents. But, you have to think long term and assess what will be best for your child's health.
There are many advantages to wearing metal braces that you may not have considered and will help you to make an informed decision about your child’s health.
At Boston Orthodontics, we have fitted our fair share of braces and can attest to the many advantages of orthodontics Marylebone. Our team will break down the process of the fitting with you and will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to care for your child's braces in between visits to our team.
So, rewinding a bit, what are some of the advantages of your child undertaking orthodontics Marylebone? Read on to find out!
Chewing is easier
If your child needs metal braces, chances are that there is an issue with their upper and lower jaw alignment. Or, to put it another way, their teeth don’t mesh correctly.
This can inevitably create issues with biting and chewing food, which our orthodontics Marylebone aim to correct.
As the braces work, your child will find chewing easier, will probably have less stomach pain due to associated digestive issues and will be able to eat a wider variety of foods.
It surprises many parents that there is a link between speech issues and the alignment of teeth.
So, if your child has a lisp or has problems pronouncing certain words, a brace will certainly go a long way to reversing these issues. Their speech will become clearer, any lisps or other speech impediments will gradually disappear, and their general inflection and pronunciation will improve.
Bone erosion is prevented
If your child has gaps in between their teeth due to spacing, then it is likely that some of their teeth are not fully supported.
This can cause their jawbone and gums to start eroding.
Braces realign the teeth and allow the jawbone to begin laying down new foundations (so to speak), to support the new arrangement of your child's teeth.
Oral health is improved
Misaligned teeth are harder to clean and so, from the moment they begin cleaning their own teeth, it can be harder for your child to reach and clean every spot.
As braces straighten the teeth, it is easier to clean them effectively, reducing the chances of gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss.
Oral injuries are reduced
If your child has misaligned teeth, chances are that they bite their tongue or inner cheeks a lot. If they fall on their face, their mouth is also more likely to be injured.
Realignment moves all of their teeth into the correct location, preventing these uncomfortable issues.