Are you concerned about the development of your child’s teeth? Do you want to ensure they don’t have to suffer with crooked or crowded teeth?
Thanks to Ortho-Tain, you have the ability to keep your child out of braces in the future. Dr. Nicole Hurcomb and our kid-friendly dental team can help improve the look and health of your child’s smile at our South Bend dentist office.
Dr. Hurcomb believes in the positive effect of Ortho-Tain so much, even her own children have used it!
What Can Ortho-Tain Appliances Do?
Ortho-tain oral appliances are used to correct both functional and aesthetic dental problems such as:
- Buck Teeth
- TMJ Disorders
What Is Ortho-Tain?
Ortho-Tain has helped more than 2 million children straighten their teeth with a preventive orthodontic approach. The Ortho-Tain oral appliance is like a mouthguard - designed to straighten teeth that have already grown in and even guides the growth of your child's new teeth so they can enjoy a straighter smile.
Because this treatment starts while your child's teeth are still developing, you can see results much faster than with traditional metal braces. Improvements that might take two years in traditional braces are usually achieved in less than six months.
Ortho-Tain Benefits Your Child Can Experience
Ortho-Tain can do a lot more than just improve your child’s smile.
Following clinical trials, researchers found that Ortho-Tain was actually helping children strengthen their tongues and develop more natural swallowing behaviors.
Creating space for the teeth to come in naturally can also open up your child's airway and helps them easily breathe through their noses. As a result, children using Ortho-Tain can get better sleep, and the side effects of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) often totally disappear!
Because SDB shares the same symptoms traditionally used to diagnose children with ADD/ADHD, many children are able to focus better and stop taking their ADD/ADHD medication.
Due in part to this improved sleep, parents often report a reduction in bed wetting, behavior improvements, and an improved academic performance in their children after using Ortho-Tain.
And because the permanent teeth are prepared to emerge in the correct location, there is typically no need for a retainer!
Does Your Child Need Ortho-Tain?
You’ll be happy to know that our compassionate team is great with children. If you are concerned that your child may be suffering from SBD or that they might need orthodontic treatment, call Tulip Tree Dental Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hurcomb.
We want to make sure your child is comfortable during their assessment at our South Bend office. For added comfort, we provide:
- Warm blankets
- Soft pillows
- TV or radio to entertain your child while we assess their oral health
To improve the precision and overall experience of the treatment, we have also invested in state-of-the-art dental technology, including digital panoramic x-rays and a cephalometric imaging unit, both of which help Dr. Hurcomb to diagnose airway issues.
Schedule An Ortho-Tain Consultation For Your Child Today
If you would like to learn more about what Ortho-Tain can do for your child, call Tulip Tree Dental Care to schedule your child's appointment.
For a straighter smile, without using brackets and wires, Dr. Hurcomb recommends Invisalign clear braces.