When you first get a baby you are told so much information it can be hard to remember each piece given to you. Although, we all know we need to brush our child’s teeth as soon as it comes in. You don’t want bacteria or a build-up of plaque to happen because this can lead to cavities or worse problems. Catching these ailments before they start is one of the reasons why you should see a dentist within the first six months of their first teeth.
McSurdy and Staff understand the importance of dental hygiene, which is why we provide so many services for people to correct their teeth. Your child’s bad breathe may not be because they don’t brush but be because of the alignment of their teeth. This doesn’t mean you should stress out, especially when there are options available for you to turn to. Contact McSurdy and Staff to schedule your baby’s first appointment with an orthodontist.
Does Your Toddler Need Braces or Invisalign?
Now, there is no set date as to when you should give your child braces, but it’s better to catch any problems before they worsen. When you take your child to their first visit they will be asked a series of questions, but since you have a baby they may not be able to communicate this way. If your child is having trouble chewing or swallowing it may be time for them to wear braces, even if they are a toddler. Toddler braces aren’t as common, but they are just as effective.
The Benefits of Braces and Invisalign
Braces and Invisalign have the potential to straighten your teeth without too much discomfort affecting them. Braces are the most common one you’ll see because it’s the quickest route to follow. However, it can come with its own complications Invisalign doesn’t have. You don’t have to deal with malfunctioning brackets or wires and can eat whatever you want. Additionally, they both help fight against malocclusion.
Not many people know what malocclusion is, but they know the side effects from it. Malocclusion is when your bite doesn’t line-up, which is why people develop an underbite or an overbite. Their upper jaw either extends too far out or their lower jaw is too stretched out. You can predominately see this when you smile. Thankfully, these problems can be fixed by wearing braces or Invisalign.
Call McSurdy and Staff Today!
McSurdy and Staff are smile specialists, which is why we focus on orthodontic work rather than general dentistry. However, this doesn’t mean we don’t know how to treat our patients with the utmost care. We do our best to ensure you are in a comfortable facility, which is why we strictly follow OSHA guidelines. You will be able to leave this place happier than when you came in because we will know how to masterfully tackle your problem. There isn’t a dental problem we can’t fix when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Give us a call at 610-489-6032 to schedule your first appointment with McSurdy and Staff.