This summer, you want to get a lot accomplished. You may have missed out on barbecues, vacations, and family get-togethers last year. You want to make up for that missed time.
Summer also is a great opportunity to begin orthodontic care for your kids. By starting now, your kids can adjust to life with braces or clear aligners, so they will be adjusted to the process by the time school begins again.
The first step in getting straight teeth is scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors in Corpus Christi, TX. Call 361-256-5958 to plan a visit to Sabal Dental.
Healthier Smiles Ahead
For many patients, the biggest draw of orthodontic treatment is how it changes their smiles. Teeth that are aligned well look more attractive, which can be good for self-confidence. As important as that is, having a straight smile also is better for your child’s long-term oral health.
Don’t get us wrong. Your kids still need to brush and floss daily. You should still schedule regular dental checkups, too.
However, teeth are easier to clean when they are not crooked or crowded. When teeth are too close together, a toothbrush may not be able to clean that tooth on all sides. Likewise, you may not be able to floss between teeth if the space is too tight between them.
Bite issues, such as overbites and underbites, can create problems as well. Those kinds of problems can cause wear and tear on your enamel, which can lead to a greater risk of tooth decay and infections over time.
Changing the alignment of teeth makes oral care more effective as long as your child continues to keep up a good hygiene routine.
Find the Best Option
By coming to our practice, you and your child can choose between two excellent orthodontic options:
- Braces – Without questions, braces work. They have been used for decades. You may have even worn them when you were younger. They work on practically any alignment issue that your child could have. Brackets and wires can help your teen achieve their goals.
- Invisalign – This is a newer system, but it has still been around for decades. It started as an option for adults, but it has since become popular with teens as well. Like braces, Invisalign can be used to treat crooked and crowded teeth, to close gaps between teeth, and to fix bite problems.
To determine which service is right for your teen, come in for a consultation with one of our doctors. Let us examine their smile, assess the severity of their situation, and advise on which service would work best.
Help Your Teen Reach Their Smile Goals
If your teen is ready to start orthodontic treatment, then it’s a good idea to come in for a consultation soon. The summer is an excellent time to get to work on a new smile with straight teeth and to improve your child’s oral health.