How Crooked Teeth Can Impact Your Child

Crooked teeth are common in both children and adults. If your teeth are not perfectly aligned, they may add a special charm, making your smile unique and admirable. If your child is self-conscious, they may feel a little worried and wonder why they aren’t like their peers. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry as our team at Windermere Orthodontics is fully equipped  to help correct crooked teeth. You can visit our Suwanee or Cumming locations and enjoy professional orthodontic services for you or your children.

Crooked Teeth and Your Child’s Oral Health

Misaligned teeth can be difficult to clean. No matter how much you may talk to your child about maintaining oral health, teeth brushing and flossing may be a real challenge due to the tight spaces between teeth. As a result, your child can be more prone to gum disease, as bacteria and plaque can accumulate. 

How Do Crooked Teeth Impact Your Child’s Social Life?

Having crooked teeth can impact your child’s self-esteem, making them want to hide their smile. As they socialize, other children may observe the crooked teeth and make fun of your child. As a result, your child may avoid any instance that may expose their teeth. A child may avoid social situations altogether, and may want to live in isolation. Braces or Invisalign can be a great option to boost your child’s self esteem and self-confidence. 

Effects of Crooked Teeth on Your Child’s Quality of Life

Crooked teeth may also have negative effects on your child’s quality of life. Your child’s ability to chew may be affected as it may turn out to be painful. As a result, food may not be chewed properly, which may result in choking or digestion problems. Speech difficulties are also a likelihood. With crooked teeth, articulating certain sounds can become difficult and this can make your child uncomfortable. 

We Can Help!

Depending on the issue, our qualified and experienced orthodontist, Dr. Gorlovsky, will offer your child the most appropriate treatment option, and also walk with you through the orthodontic journey. Contact our Suwanee or Cumming offices to book an appointment today!

At Windermere Orthodontics, we would be happy to speak with you about our orthodontic services for your child, such as clear braces, Invisalign and more! If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member, please fill out our appointment request form to book your free consultation today.