Will My Child Actually Need Braces?
Orthodontics is a fascinating topic for many people with children. It is only natural that parents are preoccupied with their children's precious smiles: as they grow up, baby teeth are gradually lost and replaced by teeth that will hopefully remain with them for life. From crowded teeth to overbites, the array of parental concerns is infinite. The same applies to treatment options. And yet there is only one question that really matters to most:
Will my child actually need braces?
This is a topic for much discussion and largely depends on the nature of the problem. Child's wishes, however, must always be taken into account. I will not go into detail into all available treatment options here. I will leave this to orthodontists to do. However, there is an interesting bit of research I have recently come across with in the literature, which I have found both humble and overwhelming and I would like to share here with you.