Early orthodontic treatment helps ensure a great smile for your child.
Early orthodontic treatment
WHEN TO RECEIVE EARLY TREATMENT
We provide free orthodontic checkups for children beginning at age 7! These initial exams help our orthodontists determine if your child needs early treatment and which type of treatment is right for their needs. We invite you to call our team today to schedule a consultation!
ADVANTAGES OF EARLY CARE
We, along with the American Association of Orthodontists® (AAO), recommend that a child receive their initial orthodontic screening by age 7. This early visit allows our dentists to evaluate your child’s oral growth and development and determine if orthodontic treatment will be needed and, if so, when it should begin.
Early orthodontic care is incredibly advantageous. As young children’s teeth have not finished erupting, we are able to guide tooth eruption and detect any potential problems before they can become serious and cause damage to their smile and oral health. Early orthodontic treatment may help to:
- Provide more room for erupting or crowded teeth.
- Reserve space for unerupted teeth.
- Guide jaw growth to improve or create facial symmetry.
- Reduce the likelihood of tooth extraction in the future.
- Reduce overall treatment time when orthodontic treatment begins.
Our dentists will carefully examine your child’s teeth and jaws during their initial appointment to determine if early treatment is needed. If your child does require early treatment, we will review all their options with you so that you can make a fully informed decision, and we will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that can meet your child’s needs and produce optimal results for their oral health. To find out more about early orthodontics and to make an appointment with our dentists, contact our office today!
At Dentistry and Braces group, we believe that everyone deserves exceptional dental care, no matter their age or circumstance. For personalized, comprehensive dental care, contact our experienced dentists and make your appointment today.