Beverly Hills Orthodontist, Dr. Nikaeen Early Orthodontic Care Impacts a Child's Entire Life

December 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Dec. 2, 2007- LOS ANGELES AND SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - Los Angeles Orthodontist Dr. Nikaeen has long been recognized for its impact on a child's medical health; but what about their emotional health? Social psychologist and market researcher Dr. Anne Beall conducted an independent study in 2006 that revealed those with healthy smiles are viewed by the general public as more intelligent, happy, successful and friendly.

The president of Beall Research & Training said dentists have told people for years that a beautiful smile was an investment in their future. Her independent study now provides statistical evidence.

Other empirical evidence reveals that straight and attractive teeth can give children a leg-up on life, beginning with their first interactions with other children.

"Children can be quite cruel to a child with bucked or severely crowded teeth," said Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen, a Los Angeles and Beverly Hills orthodontist. "These comments can have a lasting effect on a child's self-esteem. Fortunately, orthodontic treatments are available to correct most of these problems."

Orthodontics is the art and science of aligning teeth and the upper/lower jaws to their optimal position. Early treatment allows an orthodontist to deal with oral-health problems before they become more serious in later life.

"The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children be evaluated by age seven," said Nikaeen. "Early care to correct a child's bite will have a lasting and important effect on the general health of their teeth, gums and supporting bone structure."

Many modern options allow a patient to select from any one of today's vastly improved style of braces, from traditional metal to invisible Invisaligns®, clear ceramics and self-ligating braces.

Early orthodontic treatment also presents opportunities to:
Positively influence jaw growth
Reduce future need to extract permanent teeth
Correct harmful oral habits
Guide permanent teeth into more favorable positions
Preserve or gain space for erupting permanent teeth
Simplify and shorten treatment time for later orthodontics

Another happy advantage of early care is that young children tend to be more compliant than your typical, uncooperative teenager.

For more information, call orthodontist Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen at 310.444.1113.

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