Set Your Child’s Smile Up For Success [BLOG]

As a parent, you do all you can to keep your kids safe and healthy.

As orthodontists, it’s our job to be your support in that effort by making sure their teeth are well-aligned through various orthodontic interventions and treatments.

At Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R, we want to help you set your child’s smile up for success, so today, we’re offering some tips on how to make that happen!

*Keep Up With Those Important Dental Check-Ups*

Along with instilling good oral hygiene habits in your kids at home, it’s important to take them to the dentist every six months for cleanings and exams.

This will help keep their teeth and gums safe from harmful plaque and tartar buildup, as well as detect cavities and other problems early enough to treat them before they do serious damage to their smiles.

You should ask your dentist about preventive treatments like fluoride varnishes and dental sealants to prevent tooth decay.

*Get Them A Properly-Fitted Athletic Mouthguard*

If your child stays active in sports, it’s important to protect their jaw, teeth, and gums from injury.

The best way to do that is with an athletic mouthguard, but not the kind you find in sporting goods stores.

You need to give them one that’s custom-made, like you’ll find at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R. It’s the only way to get a precise, comfortable fit and better protection against harm.

That way the effects of any forceful, direct contact to the mouth will be minimized, and their oral health preserved. A custom mouthguard also allows your child to breathe more easily than if they wore a guard that was too big and constantly shifted around in their mouth.

*Seek Orthodontic Guidance When They’re Young*

The earlier you begin seeking the guidance of a highly-skilled orthodontist, the better off your child’s eventual treatment process and experience will be.

That’s because our professionals have the training and technology to closely monitor your child’s development and determine what sort of orthodontic interventions might better set them up for a healthy, straight smile.

We can also explore surgical orthodontics if that’s the best way to prevent or correct complicated problems in the future.

When the time is right, we’ll begin the proper method to give them the smile you both want, one that looks and feels great and boosts their confidence well into adulthood.

Schedule A Complimentary Consultation

Being a parent is tough, especially when they’re young.  It takes a strong support system to get them through these important years with a healthy, strong smile they can feel proud of.

That’s where we can help you!

We’ll monitor your child’s dental development and make sure we’re taking the right steps to set them up for smile success!

If you’re ready to bring your child in for their first orthodontic appointment, call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a complimentary consultation.