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Orthodontics for Kids: 5 Reasons Why Your Children Need Braces

It seems like everyone is getting braces these days. You may be wondering if it’s really necessary to shell out the money for your kids to have braces. While most dental insurance plans cover some of the costs that are associated with orthodontics, there is still a portion that you’re responsible to pay. Here are some the reasons that you need to consider getting braces for your children.

Problems When Eating

Teeth that are misaligned can be causing your kids to struggle to chew their food properly. You may notice that their teeth grind when they chew. Over time, this grinding action can cause them to develop uneven wear patterns and have more cavities. This can cause you more pain when you take them to the dentist.

To Correct a Speech Problem

In more severe cases a tooth misalignment, you may notice that you kids have trouble enunciating certain words. This is because the teeth are inhibiting the action of their tongue. It can lead to a lisp or even a more serious speech problem. They may be having trouble communicating at school or may feel self-conscious when they speak.

Improved Dental Health

It can be more difficult to brush your teeth properly if they’re tightly packed together. This can cause your children to skip out on their recommended flossing routine. Teeth that are more closely aligned are easier to care for in general. This can lead to better outcomes at the dentist.

Misalignment Causing Tooth Damage

How the teeth meet should be roughly even. If the teeth meet at odd angles or not at all, this can cause the enamel to be damaged. The long-term implications of this problem can cause their teeth to crack or break. You may find yourself having to pay for crowns or even implants.

Restoring Self Esteem

Society is one in which looks are highly regarded. You may not agree with this societal trend, but it’s unfortunately here to stay for now. Braces for kids can help with self-esteem issues that are associated with the appearance of their smiles. There are already enough things that your kids have to deal with in life. It’s not wrong to give them a better chance of being successful in their endeavors.

There are lots of options when it comes to braces. You don’t have to stick with the mouth full of metal. Having a great smile can make all the difference in your kids’ lives.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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