Children's Orthodontics

If your son or daughter has impacted teeth, protruding teeth, crooked teeth or misaligned jaws, crossbite, overbite, underbite, they might benefit from children’s orthodontics. Left untreated, these issues may increase your child’s risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. As an expert in pediatric orthodontics, Ritu Singh, DMD, MS, at Advanced Orthodontics in Canton, Michigan, proudly offers an array of children’s orthodontics services. To request your appointment at Advanced Orthodontics today, call the office or use the online booking tool.  

What is the purpose of children’s orthodontics?

The purpose of children’s orthodontics is to create a healthy, functional bite and to promote tooth and jaw alignment. When your child’s jaws and teeth line up correctly, they’re able to function at full capacity. 

Ultimately, this promotes your child’s oral and physical health. Children’s orthodontics also provides your son or daughter with an attractive, aesthetically pleasing smile, which can help boost their confidence and self-esteem. 

How does children’s orthodontics help my child?

Children’s orthodontics helps your child bite, chew, and speak more comfortably. It also promotes an aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical smile. 

Clinical studies suggest orthodontic treatment also has emotional benefits. If your child has straight teeth and jaws, they’re more likely to smile regularly and feel confident about their appearance. 

Are children’s orthodontics only for cosmetic purposes?

Not necessarily. The end goal of children’s orthodontics is always straight, aligned teeth, but that’s just one of the many benefits. When your child’s teeth and jaws are properly aligned, it makes day-to-day tasks like chewing, biting, and speaking much easier. 

Children’s orthodontics also makes oral hygiene simpler. If your son or daughter’s teeth and jaws are in the proper position, they’re much easier to access and clean. This means less tartar and plaque, and a lower risk of gum disease, in general. 

When should I schedule a children’s orthodontics appointment for my son or daughter?

There is no set age for children’s orthodontics. However, Dr. Singh usually recommends children undergo an orthodontic exam sometime before the age of seven. 

Every child is different. Some benefit from tooth movement only, while others need help guiding the growth of their jaws. If you notice that your child’s teeth appear crooked, overcrowded, or misaligned, take the first step and schedule an appointment at Advanced Orthodontics today.

Is my child a candidate for children’s orthodontics?

To determine if your child is a candidate for children’s orthodontics, make an appointment at Advanced Orthodontics. Following an oral exam, a review of your child’s medical history, and a discussion of their goals for treatment, Dr. Singh develops a treatment plan that aligns with your son or daughter’s individual needs. 

If your child doesn’t want to wear traditional metal braces, no problem; Dr. Singh also offers treatment with Invisalign oral aligners as well as ceramic braces.

Request your children’s orthodontics appointment at Advanced Orthodontics today by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.

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