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Why Is My Child’s Smile So Important?

Health: Like I stated before, a straight smile is a healthy smile. Your child may only need braces, or appliances – rarely both. Bottom line, your child’s health comes first, always.
Confidence: When children hide their smiles it’s mostly because they are embarrassed by the way it looks, which lowers their self confidence. Don’t overlook some of these signs as not being a big deal, in fact, they could present real obstacles down the road:

  • Mouth Breathing
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or retrude
  • Grinding or clinching teeth, as well as others.

Socialization: Let’s be honest, children can be cruel to each other about their looks and will tease them on a constant basis because of it. Make sure you are listening to your child when you notice a change in their behavior. Talk to them and show them that you do care and want to help them.
Comfort: If your child is suffering from the following, it may be caused from their mouth/teeth and needs to be addressed:

  • Headaches
  • Toothaches
  • Sinus problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Snoring
  • Drooling.

Proper Development/Peace of Mind: The sooner you straighten your child’s smile, the faster it will develop as it should; straight, clean and healthy.


In the next post, your will learn why it is important to chose a specialist for your child’s orthodontic care.

Check out the book “Stop Hiding Your Smile!” by Dr. Dustin S. Burleson, D.D.S. to learn more about orthodontic treatment.

Discover more at AskDrBurleson.com or BurlesonOrtho.com.

Kansas City's Award-Winning Orthodontist...
“The service at Burleson Orthodontics is amazing! I love it there and recommend them to everyone.“Lori Stuteville5 star
“We had several friends recommend them to us and we are extremely glad that they did. They do a great job!“Jennifer Bedard5 star
“We’ve had a great experience with Dr. Burleson and his staff! Both my kids’ teeth look great!“Julie Bonacorso5 star
“I could not be more pleased with the staff and the care and attention I have been given.“Pat Clyma5 star
“Thanks Dr. B for giving me a great smile in time for my wedding.”Christy5 star
“Now I am proud of my smile, which I wear all the time.“Dr. Emily D.5 star
Thank you for everything. I know it’s me when I look in the mirror, but I never thought I would look this good!Juan M.5 star
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