Increasing Your Child’s Confidence With Braces

Increasing Your Child's Confidence With Braces
Posted on 01/19/2019
Increasing Your Child's Confidence With Braces

For children, teens, and young adults alike, having crooked or misaligned teeth can have a negative impact on self-esteem and self-confidence! With the rise of the “selfie” generation and the dominance of social media platforms, having crooked teeth can harm your child’s perception of themselves as they grow older, as well as their peers’ perception of them both in an academic setting and in a professional setting. Not only does having crooked teeth mean having a visual aesthetic discrepancy on a daily basis, but it could also mean that there is underlying dental problems present - such as overcrowding, overbites, underbites, or spacing issues. Here at Choonara Orthodontics in Johannesburg South, Dr. Sahide Choonara and our dental team believe that every child in South Africa deserves a mouthful of straight teeth as they grow up, allowing them to gain the courage they need to take on the world!

Joining The Ever-Growing Braces Club

The earlier you seek out professional orthodontics for your child at Choonara Orthodontics, the better your child’s dental health and self-confidence will be in the future! During a child’s early adolescence, many negative associations with braces are not present, making it the perfect time for orthodontic appliances. Many adolescent children in Johannesburg undergo early orthodontic treatment from ages 10-14, thus helping to inspire their peers to join the ever-growing braces club. From fully customizable rubber band colors on their brackets to detailed designs on their retainers that follow, your young child or teen will want to look cool and fit in with their friends at school.

The Benefits Of Receiving Braces During Adolescent Growth Spurts

Aside from the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children who are in their early years of adolescence are growing rapidly, allowing your orthodontist in Johannesburg South to take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape your child’s bite and teeth correctly. Children at this age also have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of their orthodontic appliances.

The benefits of adolescent treatment include:

  • A shorter orthodontic treatment period
  • Less discomfort from appliances while teeth are growing
  • No negative connotations with wearing braces

Invisalign In Johannesburg, South Africa

If your child is feeling self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces, your Johannesburg orthodontist also provides the revolutionary Invisalign system for teens! Like regular Invisalign, Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners custom-made for each patient to move teeth into their ideal position. There are no metal wires or brackets used with Invisalign Teen, which means there is nothing present to poke or irritate the cheeks or any uncomfortable adjustment appointments to sit through.

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign Teen fits seamlessly into a busy teenager's lifestyle. Teens love wearing Invisalign clear aligners because there are no restrictions on what types of foods they can eat, as their aligners can be removed at any time. Additionally, maintaining proper oral hygiene with Invisalign Teen is easier than ever, as one simply removes the aligners to brush and floss. Best of all, Invisalign is virtually invisible, as most people don't even notice when your child is wearing their clear aligners!

Call Your Orthodontist In Johannesburg South For Early Orthodontic Treatment!

Having healthy self-confidence is especially important for children, teens, and young adults, as it can impact both their mental and emotional well-being during formative years of development; in turn shaping the person they grow up to be. Whether your young child wears traditional metal braces or your teen wears Invisalign, they will be on a path towards a better and brighter future during a time where it’s more socially acceptable to wear braces! For more information on traditional metal braces or Invisalign in Johannesburg, feel free to get in touch with our orthodontic practice today. We look forward to helping your child gain the self-confidence they need to lead a happy, healthy life!