What do you all think of orthodontists advise and how many of you got braces for your kids? Was it needed for oral heatlth or more from aethetics. I get confused with these orthodontists. They dont come out openly saying its needed more for aesthetics than oral health. We dont know if we really need it from health point of view or is the orthodontist taking advantage of our situation?
My daughter 14yr old has somewhat crowding 2 lower teeth in front. Its really not that bad. And, even when she closes her lips the teeth dont show. And, her smile is nice too, (if you say that perfect smile comes with perfectly aligned teeth). The orthodontist said she needs to remove 4 premolars to aligh the teeth since her mouth is small and there is not enough room.
My kids have the cleaning done every 6months. So, far there is not a single cavity. Teeth are in perfect condition. Really, I dont see any necessity of getting this orthodontic procedure done right away, if its from oral health point of view.
But the problem is these orthodontists dont say clearly how far its needed for oral health or is it just for aesthetics. All they say is it would be difficult for her to floss those teeth and maintain the oral hygeine. But, so far with the way it is, she has excellent oral health.
Finally, do you think smile and happiness has anything to do with just how aligned the teeth are or is it the happiness of mind that is more important??
Want to hear your side. Did you come across any issue like this regarding kids?? How did you deal with it?