Although your little one's crooked smile may be cute now, it can cause serious health issues later on in life if left untreated. Although some people may see orthodontic or dental work as just an add-on to overall appearance, this couldn't be further from the truth. 

Although orthodontic care begins with good habits at home such as proper brushing or flossing carefully, going to see an orthodontist is also important.

When it comes to creating a plan for teeth development, not everything can be prevented, but it can be helped. Most health providers recommend treatment before kids hit double digits, and at KidsBracesNYC this is no different.

Parents should consider bringing their children in between the ages of 7 and 9, or if issues are clear beforehand. 

An early-stage appointment will give Dr. Vaysman a clear view of the development of the teeth, any jaw growth that seems irregular or the ability to correct bad habits before they completely manifest. Taking care of these issues before they become too serious is essential.

There are some clear signs to be on the lookout for when it comes to your child's oral health. These include:

  • A jaw out of proportion with the rest of the face or one that makes noises during movement
  • Breathing with his or her mouth open
  • Crowded or blocked teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Loss of baby teeth later or earlier than medically expected

Great oral health begins with awareness and understanding. To learn more about orthodontic health and wellness, check out the rest of our website. If your child needs an appointment, schedule one today with Dr. Vaysman.