Why Do Kids Need to See an Orthodontist?
You probably know that healthy teeth are important for a beautiful smile and a healthy lifestyle, but keeping teeth healthy takes more than good oral hygiene and regular trips to the dentist. In addition to the health of the teeth themselves, it’s important for teeth to maintain a healthy alignment – as it turns out, the order of the teeth is just as important to their health as staying cavity free.
Misaligned teeth, also called malocclusions or “bad bites,” can have a range of adverse impacts on both the health of the mouth and the appearance of the smile. Crooked, poorly aligned teeth can do damage to a child’s self-esteem as they grow up, making it difficult for them to excel in social situations. Furthermore, the nooks and crannies of crooked teeth make perfect places for bacteria to hide and grow – so straightening teeth is an investment in their long-term health.
The only way to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile is to have your child see an orthodontist for an orthodontic evaluation. A trained, board-certified orthodontist like Dr. Bryan Johnson can spot problems even before they develop, helping your child achieve a healthy and beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. And with the start of the school year approaching fast, now is the perfect time to schedule an orthodontic consultation!
Contact Your Salem, OR Orthodontist
Orthodontic treatment is an important part of a child’s overall health, and there’s never been a better time to schedule a consultation for your child. You can use our easy online form to book an appointment for your child at our Salem, Silverton, or Stayton, OR office, and if you still have questions about orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to helping your child achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles, and we hope the coming school year holds plenty more smiles to come!