Orthodontic treatment cannot only improve the aesthetics of your child’s smile, but it can also prevent potential problems down the road, such as deteriorating dental health, dental pain or discomfort,
and difficulty in chewing, speaking, or dental care.
While your dentist plays a crucial role in the routine care and cleaning of your child’s teeth and can provide helpful recommendations or referrals for possible orthodontic care, the actual implementation of orthodontic treatment is best left to an orthodontist. After graduating from dental school, these specialists then complete an additional two to three years in an accredited orthodontic residency program. Trusting your care to a certified orthodontist ensures your child receives the proper treatment for a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.