1. The treatment for a kid/teenager is easier than for an adult.
Let’s say that, after 7 years of age, I can start seeing if there’s something wrong with my child. If his orthodontist can get his “hands” on the situation, while the teeth are still erupting and my kid’s jaw bone is not “final”, the entire treatment shouldn’t be as complex as mine for instance.
In other words, when one is still growing the orthodonitst can control bone tooth movement and jaw growth. Once you complete growth, the jaw bone cannot be moved with out orthognathic surgery (jaw breaking and resetting in the correct place) or Wilckodonitcs.
2. Less complex treatment means less expenses.
For a long and complex treatment, the price tag is pretty big. If the treatment started early, with less complications and things to solve, it would also mean less interventions and of course less money.
3. From a social point of view, kids have it easier.
Let’s say that it’s normal to see teenagers with braces. Some consider that age as the “age for braces”, since most parents work on their kids teeth in that period. When half your classmates have braces, for a teenager that’s not a huge problem anymore. Of course they are so sensitive about their looks, but, once so many kids their age “sport” their metal teeth, it’s less traumatic for them. Not to mention their treatment is shorter than mine, an an adult, and the results show faster.
When they’re getting ready to have their hearts broken, they’re teeth are perfect. Having braces as an adult can take a toll on your social life, since some people are not attracted by someone who’s got “something” on their teeth. I’d personally stay far from such people, but, hey, it’s love and love doesn’t choose.
4. Professionally, having braces can be not so good.
As a relative, no one cares about my slight lisp or “metal smile”. As a professional, having braces is not a pleasure.
5. Not solving the issues, won’t make them disappear.
So, if your child doesn’t have straight teeth, don’t wait. Go see an orthodontist and start making changes as soon as possible. He/she’d grow with good healthy teeth, a good bite, a beautiful smile and all that confidence.