Do you have a child who snores or who has trouble speaking clearly? As a parent, orthodontic care is probably not the first solution that comes to mind. However, orthodontic treatment may be able to help! Our professional and experienced team at Braces Plus is here to help explain more!
Speech Problems for Kids
Speech problems can include slurring, lisping, whistling or mispronouncing words or sounds. The development of the jaw is critical to speech development for kids. Depending on how the teeth erupt can also make it easier or more difficult to learn to talk and develop words too. The issues can range in severity from child to child. However if caught early on and timed correctly, orthodontic treatment can help!
Sleep Problems for Kids
Did you know that on average only 1 in 10 kids snore? While snoring from allergies or a cold can happen, habitual snoring can be indicative of a sleep issue or airway problem.
When the teeth and jaws are out of alignment, it can cause difficulty in breathing and speaking. Orthodontic treatment can correct these problems, providing significant improvements in both snoring and speech clarity.
The CAO and our team at Braces Plus recommend children come in for an orthodontic assessment by the age of 7. If we can intervene early, we can assess the development of the jaws and help restore function for sleep and speech too.
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If your child is struggling with snoring or speech problems, let us take a look! Contact our Airdrie office for a FREE consult to find out how orthodontics can help your child breathe and speak more easily. Orthodontics can make a world of difference for your child – and for you!