Parent’s Guide to Orthodontics for Children

Children’s orthodontics or orthopedics is responsible for correcting alterations in the development of the bones of the face and dental position during childhood, guiding facial growth. In addition to detecting, it is responsible for preventing any oral problem in time.

There are mainly two types of devices: fixed or removable. Depending on the problem to be treated, one or the other will be placed. In this post, we explain 4 recommendations so that your child’s orthodontic treatment is as effective as possible. Keep reading and discover all the information you need to know!

1. Go To The Dentist With Your Children From A Young Age

Normalizing the visit to the dentist is one of the first steps you should take with your child. Going for regular visits from time to time will help the child understand that it is essential to go to the clinic to have adequate oral health. 

Specifically, the first visit to the orthodontist for dental services should be from the age of 6. Thanks to it, we manage to prevent the development of certain problems, as well as correct alterations related to the oral cavity.

2. Monitor Your Oral Hygiene

Another point to take into account during your children’s orthodontic treatment is oral hygiene. As you already know, it prevents the development and proliferation of bacteria, as long as it is done properly. You should know that, when wearing orthodontics, more exhaustive oral care than usual is required; especially, in the case of fixed appliances.

Therefore, make sure he brushes his teeth after every meal. If it is a removable device, make sure that you clean it with water and neutral soap both before and after placing it in your mouth.

3. Limit The Consumption Of Certain Foods

Certain foods can be counterproductive during orthodontic treatment with braces. For example, you should limit the consumption of those that are too hard or sticky, as they could cause a bracket to come off or break. Popcorn, gum, or candy are some examples. You should also avoid drinking carbonated drinks or sugary juices as much as possible, as cavities could appear in your children’s teeth.

4. Make Sure They Don’t Chew On Objects

Another recommendation that we always offer to fathers and mothers who visit us at Maccaro Smiles is that if their children wear braces (as well as if they don’t), make sure they do not bite their nails or objects such as pens, pencils, etc. to prevent orthodontic damage.

These are some of the recommendations that must be taken into account. In any case, at Veracruz Dental we have a team of specialists in children’s orthodontics that will be in charge of explaining all the instructions you need to know about your child’s treatment.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: we will be happy to help you! Also, remember that you can participate through your comments and request your first visit for free.

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