In our last blog post, we took the opportunity to highlight a few of the main signs your child might need braces or other orthodontic treatment in the future. While we’d encourage you to go back and review that blog (with its snazzy infographic) in its entirety when you get the chance, the long and the short of it is that early intervention is the key to success for many common orthodontic problems.
That catches us up to today’s blog, in which we highlight a few of the primary benefits of early orthodontic treatments for children (as the title no doubt already gave away).
Today’s blog won’t have any fancy infographics, but it will be filled with practical information that will, ideally, motivate you to schedule an appointment with your family orthodontist. Whether that’s us at Rogers & Andrews Orthodontics in Augusta or otherwise, that’s not the point! The point is that you and yours get the necessary orthodontic treatment at the right time. Doing so, as we will point out later, will not only save you significant amounts of money down the road, but it will also reduce the chances of oral health complications, both now and later.
The Basic Benefits
It might surprise you that we don’t have a bulleted list of formal benefits that come from early orthodontic treatment. The reality of the situation is that there is one chief benefit that can be applied to a wide range of problems (many of which we mentioned in our previous blog).
So, what is this benefit? It’s stopping the problem before it’s gotten the chance to do much significant, long-term damage. Whether the issue is an underbite, difficulty in chewing or biting, or crowded teeth, your family orthodontist can help determine the correct course of action for your child in particular.
Three Outcomes Of An Initial Check-Up
We find that it helps our patients (and their parents) if we outline the three possibilities that stem from an initial check-up, generally speaking. They are as follows:
- No treatment is necessary.
- Treatment might become necessary at a later point, but none is required at the moment
- There is an issue that should be corrected with interceptive treatment.
Choose Rogers & Andrews
We hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s abbreviated blog post. The message was short and sweet — when in doubt, get the peace of mind that comes from seeing a pediatric orthodontist who can expertly diagnose your child’s oral health status.
If you have any questions, we at Rogers & Andrews would love to hear from you. Schedule your appointment with us at your convenience!