Frequently Asked Questions
• Creating room for crowded, erupting adult teeth.
• Creating facial symmetry and balance by influencing jaw growth.
• Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth.
• Preserving space for unerupted teeth.
• Reducing treatment time with braces.
• Reduce the risk of permanent/adult tooth extractions later in life.
• Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches.
• Correcting/improving minor speech problems.
• Eliminating thumb and finger sucking habits.
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. These include:
• Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease.
• Crossbites and overbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
• Openbites can lead to tongue-thrusting habits, eating difficulty, and speech impediments.
• Protruding front teeth are more susceptible to accidental trauma.
In other words, orthodontic treatment to align your teeth and bite can do more than provide you with a beautiful smile – it can improve your overall health.
To find out if your child would benefit from early, interceptive orthodontic treatment, please contact our office to schedule a free orthodontic consultation.