DIY orthodontic treatments have been making the news more and more lately, with particularly troubling results. Despite their constantly questionable safety record and overall impact on long-term oral health,many teenagers and adults are still choosing to perform their own orthodontic remedies. 

This is especially dangerous for kids, as their mouth is already undergoing many changes during their adolescence. Performing your own orthodontic work is problematic on its own right, but it can be especially damage when your child's teeth, gums and jawline are still at a crucial stage. 

For some parents, this is a wake-up call for  getting their children to a reputable and accredited orthodontist. If you haven't thought of an orthodontic appointment for your child before, and they are between the ages of seven and nine, now is the time to get started. 

By the age of seven, many orthodontic experts believe that the teeth are developed enough for a professional checkup. Scheduling your child an orthodontic appointment has a range of benefits, including correcting harmful oral habits, improving the overall condition of the mouth's health and implementing treatments like braces that, once finished, can ultimately boost their confidence and self-esteem.

Although orthodontic checkups can begin between the ages of seven and nine, treatment usually doesn't start until the ages nine to 14. One of the main benefits of beginning treatment before the age of 14 is the ability to correct orthodontic problems before they completely manifest themselves. 

One of the most important factors to keep in mind when scheduling an orthodontist appointment is choosing a reputable professional who is certified to work with children. Dr. Tanya Vaysman of KidsBracesNYC is not only a specialized pediatric orthodontist, she's also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the New York State Dental Association.

With experience treating both adolescents and adults, Dr. Vaysman can help your child achieve a healthy, happy mouth today. To learn more visit our website or schedule a consultation on our website