Find Out How Preventive Orthodontics Can Benefit Your Child
As I tell people, the most important thing that we do for our health is breathe. When you see children, or even adults, but certainly children that have crooked teeth, that don’t have enough room for their teeth, this is a sign of an early breathing problem for children. And so our goal, when we do preventative orthodontics, is to expand things to where there’s room enough for the permanent teeth to fully erupt, but also improve the child’s ability to breathe, which obviously consequently improves their overall health.
We’ve had numerous experiences where children were wetting the bed, where behavioral problems have been erased. Children that have had allergies, those have been eliminated. So we have lots of success stories in our philosophy of orthodontics of, yes, we want a nice looking smile, we want our teeth to be straight, but more importantly, we want things to be healthy so that the child doesn’t develop a condition known as sleep apnea, or something even worse.