A child’s mouth is constantly changing. Through this transition period you may start to notice certain issues with your child’s mouth. These issues can be overcrowded or crooked teeth, or perhaps an underbite or an overbite. If you have concerns, the best thing you can do is call Invisible Lingual Braces and organise a consultation with an orthodontist. Typically, an orthodontist will only need to deal with severe cases, but we’re always happy to have a consultation to help put your mind at ease.
What Kinds of Issues Can Your Orthodontist Help With
Your orthodontist can help you with a number of issues relating to oral health. These issues include things like crowded or crooked teeth, misaligned jaws and malocclusions. Issues like this can be caused by accidents, habits like thumb sucking or genetics. During your consultation, your orthodontist will be able to help you figure out the right treatment for your child’s situation.
What is The Best Age to Take Your Child to The Orthodontist?
Even though your child’s teeth may look straight, there could be underlying issues with their jaw structure. An unaligned jaw can cause overbites or underbites, and this in turn causes more issues down the track. When it comes to preventing jaw issues, the younger your child is when they see an orthodontist, the better. This is because your child’s mouth is still growing, and correcting its structure is easier.
If you don’t start to realise these issues until your child has become a teenager, you don’t need to worry. It is still worth taking your teenager to an orthodontist, as there is no cut off age for getting traditional braces, lingual braces or clear aligners. Dr Wong has decades of experience, and can match your child, or teenager, with the right orthodontic treatment, that will help them achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
If your child, teenager or even yourself, are experiencing any of the above dental issues, it’s always worth giving Invisible Lingual Braces a call. We’re happy to answer any queries you may have about orthodontics, traditional braces, lingual braces or clear aligners!