It’s the most wonderful time of the year – back to school season! We know that kids are facing many changes in school this year. Whether your child is starting school online or in the classroom, we hope they’re wearing a big smile on their face! If you have a child that’s entering the second or third grade, you can make sure their smile stays healthy by bringing them in for their first orthodontic appointment!
Why Should You Bring Your Child To An Orthodontist?
If your child has any problems with their oral development, the sooner you bring them to an orthodontist the better it will be for them in the long run. Early orthodontic treatment, also known as interceptive orthodontics, can solve oral problems before they become a larger issue. As stated in this article published by Colgate, “early intervention takes advantage of the fact that a child’s jaw is still growing. Early treatment also may be useful when the dental arches and jaws are not in the correct position.” If your child receives orthodontic intervention at a young age, it could reduce or even completely eliminate the need for orthodontic treatment later in life.
Are There Signs That My Child Will Need Orthodontic Treatment?
The only way to truly know if your child will need orthodontic treatment is to bring them in to see an orthodontist. However, there are a few signs that parents should look out for, including:
- Mouth breathing.
- Regular snoring.
- Large gaps between permanent teeth.
- Permanent teeth that are growing in crooked.
- Your child is constantly biting their cheeks or lips.
- Noticeable underbite or overbite.
Book Your Child’s Back-To-School Appointment!
Even though they’re wearing a mask for the time being, our team at Unionville Orthodontics wants to help make sure your child’s smile stays beautiful and happy this school year! You can book your child’s first orthodontic appointment when you call 1.905.477.7186 or you can book their appointment online! New patients are always welcome to inquire about our orthodontic services in Markham, including clear braces, Invisalign and more!
-The Unionville Orthodontics Team