Why should I apply for Smiles 4 Canada?

The most often-quoted reason for getting your child orthodontic treatment is to help restore his/her self-image through straightening his/her teeth. Studies have shown that a straight smile can help increase confidence and improve self-acceptance and well-being, and these, in turn, can help foster greater success in life. In addition, it can enhance first impressions – always important in social situations in childhood and adulthood.

But there are physiological benefits as well:

  • Teeth are less prone to chipping and wear
  • Teeth are easier to clean, and therefore less subject to cavities
  • Less likelihood of gingivitis, receding gums and gum disease
  • Less strain on jaw muscles and joints, and reduced risk of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Improved chewing and better digestion
  • Reduced need for bridges or implants

Orthodontic treatment is an important contributor to enhanced health for your child, both now and in the future.


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