In the past, braces were commonly worn by teenagers and even adults. But nowadays there’s a tendency to start orthodontic treatment during childhood. These are the reasons:
- The jaw is still developing during childhood, so braces can help with teeth alignment.
- Early treatment can help remedy crossbite and other serious dental problems.
- Wearing braces has become socially acceptable and children don’t have to feel self-conscious.
Talk to your dentist to find out if your child would benefit from braces.