Maintaining good health habits is essential for overall wellness, as well as happiness in life. Although many think of health as related to just the body and its systems, there are smaller parts that are essential as well. One of these small sets of parts is the teeth.
Most orthodontic experts recommend that children have their first visit by the age of seven. At this age, jaw and bite issues can be seen in a clearer manner, allowing changes to be made with ease. Some of the most common signs of underlying orthodontic issues include:
- Breathing with an open mouth.
- Crowded or blocked teeth.
- Difficulty chewing or biting.
- Jaw misalignment.
- Losing baby teeth too early or too late.
During your child's first visit, their teeth will be examined in a holistic approach, looking at all the teeth, as well as the entire alignment of the jaw, to determine if treatment is necessary. For some children who are first time visitors, treatment isn't necessary right away, but may be later down the line. In knowing this, a plan can be created to ensure the best treatment possible.
Some of the most common forms of treatment include ceramic braces, traditional metal braces and Invisalign.
Invisalign is a form of treatment that shifts the teeth to their proper place using invisible trays. These trays are created for each specific patient, enabling a proper, comfortable fit every time. Some of the benefits of Invisalign include its invisibility, its ability to be removed when necessary and overall comfort.
Children who wear Invisalign should keep the aligners in for between 20-22 hours a day for best results. To learn more about Invisalign or other forms of treatment, schedule a consultation today.