The Long-Term Benefits of Braces for Children

The Long-Term Benefits of Braces for Children
Posted on 09/19/2017

Smiling-Girl-With-BracesAs an orthodontic team that works with many families in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Norfolk, we are often asked by parents why their children need braces. Many parents ask us to explain what the benefits of braces are, to help them understand the importance of spending time and money improving their children's smiles. Below are some of the long-term benefits of braces children can enjoy.

An Improved Appearance for Better Self-Esteem

In our society, how we appear to others matters. When children with visible orthodontic problems like crooked, protruding or gapped teeth improve their smiles with braces, they can enjoy feeling good about themselves. Orthodontic treatment can dramatically boost a child's self-esteem and confidence.

A Healthier Mouth

By bringing a child's misaligned teeth into proper alignment, that child can enjoy having a healthier mouth. Correctly aligned teeth are:

  • Less prone to chipping and premature wear

  • Easier to clean and less likely to decay

  • More effective at biting and chewing food efficiently

  • Less likely to negatively impact the function of the jaw for better jaw health

  • Less likely to contribute to gum disease

Lower Dental Care Costs

Undergoing orthodontic treatment during childhood can dramatically improve a child's overall dental health, which in turn can lower dental care costs over the course of the child's lifetime. This is because people with properly-aligned teeth are at lower risk for developing common problems with the teeth and gums like tooth decay, gingivitis, and advanced periodontal disease.

Contact Us Today!

As you can see, there are many benefits of braces your child can enjoy for the rest of his or her life! At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we've helped scores of children improve their smiles with braces and we can help your child too! With three orthodontic offices in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Norfolk, we make it convenient to undergo orthodontic treatment. To set up a consultation for your child with one of our amazing orthodontists, please request an appointment today!