Braces are extremely common among children and young adults. Here at Drs. Scherr, Sheehy and Schwartz Orthodontics, we are happy to provide your child with orthodontic treatment that will leave them smiling bright for life!
Early treatment is always important. Problems such as misalignment and overcrowding may worsen over time if left untreated. Tooth decay and gum disease become more likely, and the jaw itself might be damaged as well. This is why receiving timely orthodontic treatment is crucial.
Children and teens often need braces to fix a malocclusion or a bad bite. When babies and toddlers suck their thumbs or pacifiers, it may turn into a habit that eventually displaces their teeth; it may even affect the alignment of their bite as a whole.
Jaws usually meet at the same point, which allows one to evenly open and close their mouth. A correct, or even, bite allows one to eat and speak normally. If one’s bite and teeth are uneven, speaking, eating, and even maintaining one’s dental hygiene become much more difficult.
It is best if orthodontic treatment begins sooner rather than later. Therefore, it is recommended that children go to their first orthodontist appointment at the age of seven. We monitor their mouths as they grow in order to ensure that treatment begins at an opportune time. For ideal results, it’s best to begin orthodontic treatment between the ages of seven and fourteen years old.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (516) 826-3336!