A Few Tips to Help Your Child During Orthodontic Treatments
It may surprise you, but orthodontists are now starting to suggest the use of teeth braces or other corrective measures for adolescents and younger. As a matter of fact, American Association of Orthodontics, or AAO, suggest that all children age 7 or older should have an orthodontic screening and/or begin orthodontic treatments. It has been determined that at this age, children begin to develop their permanent teeth as well as their adult bone/jaw structure. This makes this time ideal for effective treatment.
There are a few orthodontic tips or guidelines I’d like to share with you regarding orthodontic treatment which, from one parent to another, will help your child’s treatments go much more smoothly. These tips should assist you in helping your child feel more involved as well as more secure with a process which can span anywhere from months to years.
Most orthodontic professionals agree that allowing your child to choose the color of the elastic bands on their braces can be a very good way of helping involve your child in the orthodontic cure. Most children get a kick out of getting to choose the different colors or rubber bands that will be attached to the wires of their braces. Even those children who prefer to go with a plain color such black, silver, or even clear still get the satisfaction of being involved in the process จัดฟัน.
When getting a child to become comfortable with his or her orthodontic treatment you will find that there are quite a few difficulties that a child can experience. One example is the problem of food becoming lodged in the wires and/or brackets. To add to the issue, your child may also find it more difficult to brush and floss as this process will become a bit more difficult with braces. The best way to remedy this situation is simply to ask your orthodontist which tools he recommends your child use when flossing or brushing.
Your child may also feel pain and/or discomfort because of the adjustments made to their braces and jaw periodically during treatment. In most situations, over the counter pain relievers work wonders in relieving both the soreness and discomfort. Unfortunately, discomfort and swelling are common side effects of orthodontic treatment. To remedy the situation, have pain relievers and soft food handy after adjustment visits to help ease your child’s discomfort.
The last, and possibly the most important, tip is simply to inquire about orthodontic treatment as soon as the child is at least 7 years old. At this age, your child’s teeth are starting to grow and develop. At this time, their teeth will be flexible enough to align… Even before the permanent teeth have protruded! At this point, the treatment becomes more of a preventative rather than a full blown treatment. As your child’s permanent teeth come through, they will grow through aligned in that perfect smile your child deserves!