- As parents, we want our kids to be confident and comfortable with their smile which is why many choose (or have) to provide their kids with braces.
- Some common problems that require orthodontics are crowding, spacing, over or underbite, abnormal bite, and the list goes on.
- Things that may cause a child to need braces are using a pacifier for a prolonged period of time, mouth breathing, thumb sucking, and losing their baby teeth too early.
When we’re young, our smile means everything. It impacts how confidence, our communication, how we look in photos, and even how open we are with our friends! As a parents we all want to help our children develop as beautiful of a smile as possible.
The key to doing that starts with identifying when your child needs braces. This requires a visit to the dentist and orthodontist, but how do we know when to inquire about braces? It can be tricky, so to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the 12 signs that could indicate your child needs braces…
One of the most common signs that your child needs braces is teeth crowding. As the name implies, teeth crowding is when your child’s teeth are competing for room in their mouth due to a lack of space. Depending on the severity of crowding and how long it takes place, it can result in your child having crooked, misplaced teeth.
Left untreated, crowding in your child’s mouth can get worse as they get older, making it more and more difficult to complete even basic tasks like brushing their teeth or flossing. In severe cases, crowding can make it impossible to reach certain parts of their mouth, which can lead to things like bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay, and even bone loss around the unreachable areas. Apart from hygiene, crowded teeth can also result in your child developing a lisp.