“The Sensational Smile Experience”
– By Dr. David Muench
Finding The Best Orthodontic Treatment For You Or Your Child
Your child’s confident smile starts with you!
“The Sensational Smile Experience: Finding the Best Orthodontic Treatment for You or Your Child” will teach you all you need to know about the inner workings and recommendations of an orthodontist, including:
- Signs you or your child need to see an orthodontist
- How orthodontic treatment can impact your child’s social life
- What you can expect from an initial consultation and exam
- The best treatment options for your child’s problems
There is nothing more joyful than a child’s smile – learn what you can do to help your child obtain a great smile the first time they start treatment!
Enjoy This Sample from Dr. Muench’s Book…
Why Do Kids Need Braces?
If your child is suffering from any, several, or all of the following early indicators of malocclusion, consider having them addressed by an orthodontic specialist sooner rather than later:
Crossbites: A crossbite occurs when the jaw deviates to one side with an improper fit of the upper and lower teeth from left to right or front to back. Crossbites can lead to worn and chipped teeth, jaw pain, and asymmetric growth of the jaws. Left untreated, the crossbite will require more extensive treatment later in life and significant jaw surgery in the most-severe cases.
Thumb-sucking: Thumb-sucking habits beginning at the age of seven or older should be corrected immediately in order to prevent severe jaw and tooth alignment problems.
Miscellaneous concerns: There are several associated issues you should also be looking for as soon as your child turns seven in order to intervene early, including the following:
- Permanent teeth that are growing into the wrong spots
- Severely protruded front teeth at risk for injury or causing teasing at school
- Severe crowding with permanent teeth erupting into poor-quality gum tissue
With any of these situations, we can discuss the pros and cons of early intervention and treatment versus waiting until all the permanent teeth are in for braces. If you are anxious about the appearance of your child’s teeth or your child is self-conscious about his or her appearance, early treatment might be the best choice.