At Makhoul Dentistry in Mission Viejo we commonly get the question from parents: why does my child need orthodontic treatment if their teeth are already straight?
The answer is that although orthodontic treatment can straighten teeth, it also aligns the bite and corrects dental health issues that may not exhibit symptoms until left untreated.
Your child may benefit from orthodontic treatment to correct issues such as:
- Bite misalignment, such as an overbite or underbite
- Crowded teeth that are too close together
- Speech difficulties caused by a misaligned bite
- Unappealing profile appearance caused by protruding teeth or an overbite
Leaving these issues untreated can cause TMD symptoms later in life and lead to the easier development of cavities and gum disease.
Are you ready to explore your child’s orthodontic options? Dr. Makhoul can evaluate your child’s dental health and make a personalized treatment plan for the best dental health in the years to come.
Please call (949) 596-0296 today to schedule your consultation with experienced dentist Dr. E. M. Makhoul. Our office is conveniently located in Mission Viejo, and we welcome patients from throughout Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and the surrounding communities.