Our practice utilizes several preventive dental treatments, including the HealthyStart™ system. These appliances help guide the growth of the jaw to stop any developing malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth and bite. If your child shows signs of forming malocclusion, then HealthyStart is an important investment that could help your children develop a healthy smile.
Preventing the Need for Braces
Orthodontic treatment is expensive, even when some of the cost is covered by your insurance plan. If your child has a significant malocclusion issue that requires more care than standard brackets and wires, then the price of treatment will increase substantially. Many assume that this expense is unavoidable for the sake of their children’s health, and parents who may not be able to afford braces for their children feel they have no choice but to make drastic financial decisions. However, averting the need to see the orthodontist is possible.
HealthyStart can prevent the need for orthodontic treatments, thereby saving your money for other important costs. These devices encourage the jaw to grow in such a way that the need for future smile alignment will be minimized, if not eliminated. For most parents, this means that they do not have to spend as much money on braces as their child reaches adolescence; ideally, they can save all of their money because orthodontic intervention will no longer be necessary.
Keeping the Smile Healthy
As any orthodontist will tell you, the alignment of the smile is a crucial part of your oral and overall health. When the smile is misaligned, the spaces between teeth can grow tighter than they are supposed to be, making it difficult to remove food debris and bacterial buildup as part of your child’s oral hygiene routine. Decay can occur as a result. Teeth which are out of alignment are also hard to chew with, limiting their ability to eat certain foods. As a result, malocclusion could lead to a poor diet or indigestion issues.
HealthyStart devices allow children to avoid these health concerns by preventing malocclusion. Your child’s teeth will be properly spaced for better oral health maintenance, helping them stay healthy and strong throughout life. Additionally, the smile will be more effective at chewing food, so difficulty in digesting food and insufficient diet is less likely to happen.
Contact Us for Preventive Orthodontic Care
RiteSmile Dental provides HealthyStart appliances in Sugarland, Missouri City, Richmond, and the surrounding communities. These devices are an affordable solution to improving your child’s oral health. For more information about our children’s dental services, call our practice and schedule an appointment today!