Investing in yours and your children’s teeth is always worth it. We live in an aesthetically driven society. Research has shown that children with prominent front teeth are deemed less intelligent by their teachers compared with children with front teeth in the correct position to the face. We know that this is not the case but it is the reality of perception. Prominent teeth or small lower jaws are very common within the Irish population. Children with these teeth are more prone to trauma. Luckily, they can be very successfully treated in a growing child. At Navan Orthodontics, we would recommend your child should have his or her first dental visit at the age of 10 or in 5th or 6th class. Treatment can then be started at this age if there are growth or crowding issues or we can let you know when the best time to start is. You would be surprised at how easily children of this age group adapt to braces and how well they can wear them!!
If you are too early for treatment, we will normally see you free of charge until you are ready to start.
Did you know adults with pleasing dental aesthetics are more likely to get a job in an interview process!
Dr Christine and Dr Sinead have both spent time working in children’s hospital and specialist paediatric dental units. They have developed many skills to make children and their parents feel at ease. It is not uncommon forour patients to tell us how much they love coming in to see us! This is unique in dentistry and we believe that we as orthodontists play a vital role in promoting a positive dental attitude for life.
short term inconvenience of having braces outweighed by long term benefits
boost confidence (quote Jason)
improve oral health
Ideal age, 10-12, growing, primary school, one group of friends, one teacher, some baby teeth let, use to relieve crowding, good compliance, adaption
Orthodontics is fun and patients see the improvement every time they come to see us! We want to promote a positive dental experience so that going to the dentist orthodontist is not scary for kids.
Some of the proven benefits of orthodontics are increased confidence, self-esteem, reduced risk of trauma, improved alignment of teeth which facilitates better oral hygiene.
Starting orthodontic treatment is often the push people need to take ownership of your teeth. This is especially true for teenagers. changes in attitude, dental health, diet, general health, especially teenagers
Ortho for adults
Never too late to improve your smile, even improve your job prospects! (link to Paula’s post)