Early orthodontic treatment
Address potential problems sooner rather than later
The best age for children to begin orthodontic treatment varies depending on their individual needs. However, it is essential that a child has lost all baby teeth and has secondary teeth prior to the beginning of treatment.
Because children's bones are still growing, an excellent time to evaluate them for their orthodontic needs is around age seven or eight. This allows the orthodontist to determine potential future problems and address these sooner rather than later, which can reduce the treatment length and treatment cost.
Widen a narrow arch and correct a misaligned bite
Problems that can be detected at an early age include teeth crowding due to a narrow arch and an improper bite (an underbite, an overbite, or an open bite). These issues can all be a treated at a young age to create a smile that is aesthetically pleasing and functionally healthy. Treating crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can also prevent other problems from developing, including cavities, gum disease, and speech disorders.
Contact our office to set up an appointment to evaluate your child's needs.