All I want for Christmas is… straight teeth! Have you been considering orthodontic treatment for your child? Or maybe your son or daughter has been bugging you about getting braces because their friends did and now their teeth are gorgeous and straight? No matter what the case may be, braces can be a great gift to your child for the holiday season.
Did you know that most teens aren’t self-conscious about having braces these days? Because orthodontic treatment is so common and the ultimate goal is a beautiful smile, teens tend to be less concerned about having braces now. Not only that, but the options now available make having braces much more comfortable and treatment duration shorter.
Your child may not know this, but having straight teeth is more than just for show. When teeth are misaligned or a bite problem develops, it can affect the way your child can take care of his or her teeth as well as how they chew their food, which can cause issues over time like cavities, gum problems, and digestive problems.
Although your child is probably just dreaming of straight teeth, there are many benefits to seeking orthodontic treatment.
Why Gift Braces?
Getting braces is exciting! Your child will be starting something new and getting braces allows them another way to express their individuality through colorful rubber bands or a unique type of braces. It may not even be that complex for your child – he or she might simply be excited to get braces and start their journey toward a spectacular smile.
Another benefit to gifting your child orthodontic treatment is everything they will learn throughout the process. Some of these lessons include developing excellent oral health habits, being aware of what they eat, and committing to their treatment long-term. They will also learn about various different things that could happen due to poor oral hygiene habits, helping them to appreciate their teeth, gums, and good brushing and flossing habits.
An All Around Good Decision
Braces have many benefits, and orthodontic treatment has become affordable for a wide variety of lifestyles. If your child needs braces, the holidays (or maybe just after so they don’t have to miss out on any of the awesome food) are a perfect opportunity to start orthodontic treatment.
Whether your child wants braces for the straight teeth or you would like to ensure their oral health long-term, braces are an excellent gift to your child. Custom options are available, and even if you stick with traditional metal braces, your child can choose colorful bands to go around their brackets, making their braces entirely their own.
Are you ready to get your child braces and transform their smile? Not only will it help them to share a more beautiful smile with the world; it will also allow them to keep that beautiful smile healthy for much longer. If you’re ready, give us a call today at 816-384-0801. Your child’s teeth are important to us – let us help him or her achieve a spectacular smile!
Dreaming of a White Smile?, read this post from the American Dental Association for the holidays.
Burleson Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry combines art, science and experience to provide you with extraordinary orthodontic care. Get to know us and learn how our expertise can work for you. For a complimentary consultation and digital x-rays with one of our orthodontic specialists, go to burlesonortho.com/secondopinion or call (816) 759-0119 for free, friendly phone advice.