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When you and your children learn that they have crooked teeth and are in need of braces, both of you may wish that you could just skip over the process and immediately discover straight teeth. While straight teeth are the end goal, that doesn’t mean you have to ignore the benefits of the process.
Appreciation for Straight Teeth
Your children will likely need to visit the orthodontist on a regular basis when they have braces. Also, they will need to follow certain requirements in order to ensure that they do not damage the structures. Even once they are finished with this process, they may have to wear other gear to ensure the straightness of their teeth. Through putting in the effort to help straighten their teeth, they can learn the importance of hard work and proper dental hygiene.
Development of Courage
Kids often harbor a fear of the orthodontist whether they heard stories from friends or developed this trepidation on their own. By taking your kids to this practice on a regular basis, they can develop a sense of courage. They will have to face their fears in order to have successful dental appointments, and they can use this courage to move through other struggles in their lives. They can also act as role models for other kids in their class or younger siblings who also have to visit an orthodontic office.
Through this process, your children can also learn patience. They cannot always have what they want right away, and putting in the effort by going to the orthodontic practice on a regular basis teaches them this valuable lesson. They may not have arrived at the destination yet, but they are on their way there.
Learning how to wait through situations that build character is important for your kids. You can get them started on this journey by calling Gluck Orthodontics today. You can also make an appointment online.
2125 Blakemore Avenue
Phone: 615 269 5903
I May Not Be There Yet but I Have Courage
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.