Braces and Your Child’s Happiness

July 18, 2016

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Generally, the perception regarding dental braces is that they cause discomfort and may even result in people making fun of the wearer. This is especially true for kids because at their age, explaining the importance of proper medical care can be difficult. Yet, at the same time, you might not realize that braces could have a profound impact on your kid’s happiness. Therefore, regardless of how much your child resists, if his/her dentist says your child needs braces, you should not relent and convince them to go for it. Here are some ways in which braces affect your child’s happiness:

  • Improperly aligned teeth can cause problems with breathing, obstructing the airflow through the mouth. This can particularly impact the quality of sleep, because your child will start snoring. Not only this, lack of proper sleep can affect mood negatively, not to mention the shape of the face which may suffer due to the pressure on either side. Getting your kid braces can ensure the teeth are in perfect alignment and the airflow isn’t obstructed or blocked. Overcoming snoring will bolster your child’s quality of sleep, which will have a positive impact on his/her mood.
  • Crooked teeth or an imperfect smile can dent the confidence of a person. The impact can be much more severe for a child. You can restore your child’s self-confidence by getting him/her braces. Over time, the shape of the teeth will be corrected and your kid will no longer be shy when showing his/her pearly whites.
  • Misaligned teeth will not only affect your kid’s smile but can lead to major dental and health problems in the long run. Getting braces at an early age can ensure the problem is nipped in the bud, ensuring your kid doesn’t have to go through pain or discomfort in the future.

If you want the best dental care for your kid, head over to Angelakis Orthodontics, where Dr. Angelakis will take care of your child’s teeth.  Please contact us for a consultation appointment!

For a rundown of what to expect when you go to the orthodontist, check out our infographic!

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