Early interceptive therapy, also known as phase 1 orthodontics, is performed by a kids orthodontics and deals with the application of growth appliances, expanders, or partial braces, pending the complete eruption of the patient’s adult teeth. Phase one treatment is usually recommended for children when they are between 7 and 11 years old. The treatment…
5 Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment can be done for people of all ages, but it is recommended that it be done earlier on in life. There are a few good reasons why dentists and pediatric orthodontists tend to advise their patients on this, but it also doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to do as an adolescent or adult.
There are a few benefits to having orthodontic treatment done at an early age, and in this article we go over some of the benefits. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for your children then you may find this information to be useful. Ultimately, it is best to consult with a pediatric orthodontist, but these five benefits may help convince you to get started.
Five benefits of early orthodontic treatment
Below, we outline some of the main benefits of having orthodontic treatment done early in life. Read on to find out more.
#1 The ease
One of the main benefits of having treatment done early is that it’s easier! Orthodontic treatment requires the teeth to shift, which can be a hard adjustment on the mouth. When a person is younger, their mouths are still developing. The teeth will have an easier time moving with braces or aligners if the person’s body is still developing.
Having orthodontic treatment done at an earlier age will provide much more convenience. Wearing braces and having to go in for monthly appointments as an adult may get in the way of day to day life, such as work or children. It’s much more convenient to have orthodontic treatment done as a child when they don’t have too many commitments.
#3 Teeth eruption
When a person has their teeth straightened during orthodontic treatment, there will be more room available later on, for other teeth to erupt. If teeth are crowded due to crookedness, the mouth is much more likely to be cramped.
#4 Facial symmetry
Orthodontic treatment helps to correct facial symmetry. It is beneficial to have treatment done at an earlier age so by the time the patient is an adult their facial symmetry will be corrected and improved. The braces or aligners will straighten the teeth out which will also help to correct the position of the jaw. Long term, this will allow for a pleasant appearance!
#5 Less risk
When someone has crooked teeth that are uneven or protrude, they are at a higher risk of tooth injury. An accidental fall or hit to the face could result in a chipped or knocked-out tooth. However, having the teeth corrected early on through orthodontic treatment will help to reduce that high risk.
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