EARLY ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT
We all want the very best for our children, especially when it comes to their health and happiness. Early orthodontic treatment is a way to accomplish both, by providing for the health of your child's mouth and empowering them to smile with confidence, pride, and joy for years to come!
Young children can face a number of dental issues, like teeth crowding, excess space, jaw growth issues, protruding teeth, and bad bites. These issues can be inherited or caused by environmental factors, like injury to the mouth, early or late loss of baby teeth, or habits like sucking the thumb.
It is important to receive early intervention, rather than waiting for your child’s baby teeth to fall out (a popular misconception). The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that each child be evaluated by an orthodontist around age 7. By evaluating your child at this age, we are able to monitor their growth and engage in any preventative methods. Reducing the time, cost, and discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment.
Early treatment, also known as “Phase One,” is a preventative plan to correct the growth of the jaw as it happens, reducing the potential for bite problems, as well as making room for permanent teeth to come in properly, lessening the need for extractions in the future.
The best way to provide for your child's continued dental health is to evaluate their needs early, and to set them on the path towards a healthy, attractive EPIC SMILE!