Orthodontic treatment in young children can begin as early as age 6 or 7. While pediatric dentists focus on the health of the teeth and gums, orthodontists focus on the growth and development of the teeth and jaw. Early orthodontic treatment may eliminate your need for other more complex medical and dental treatment in the future. At this age, teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. That means certain conditions, such as crowding, may be easier to address.
Kids braces have improved a lot in the past couple of decades. Technology has made them more comfortable and more attractive than the braces most parents remember wearing. They’re also more affordable, meaning many more children have them.
The physical and psychological benefits make orthodontic treatment one of the best investments in healthcare and quality of life. Teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, can be permanently changed and enhanced by orthodontic treatment. The beautiful smile that results from orthodontic treatment is the outward sign of good oral health, and sets the stage for overall well-being.
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The Association of Philippine Orthodontists was officially awarded the Certificate of Accreditation by the Philippine Board of Dentistry and was duly recognized as the official specialty society for Orthodontics in the country on January 26, 2011.