Kids Braces Los Angeles
Reasons for Braces
As an adult, correcting orthodontic problems becomes a much more complicated process, since untreated malocclusions (misalignment of the teeth) typically worsens the longer they go without professional intervention. When children are young, their mouths are still malleable and easier to correct than an adult’s mouth.
Making sure your child has regular visits to an orthodontist can help prevent years of self-consciousness and the development of much more serious health issues. Ensuring that your child visits Dr. Jacobson at the Orthodontic Center LA gives them the best possible chance of attaining perfect and expedient results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old should my child be before they start orthodontic care?
It is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that orthodontic checkups begin as early as 6 or 7 years old.
What happens if my child does not receive orthodontic care?
Here is a list of complications that may arise due to a lack of treatment:
- Excessive tooth wear
- Chewing or breathing difficulty
- Gum recession
- Tooth loss
- Jaw joint disorders
- Jaw dysfunction
How many children has Dr. Jacobson seen in his career?
Dr. Jacobson has treated more than 7,000 children throughout his career, which gives him an extensive amount of experience in pediatric orthodontics.