Early Treatment

Along with the American Association of Orthodontists, we recommend that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by the age 7. By starting treatment early, we are able to recognize potential problems early and correct them before they become more serious. 

Early interceptive orthodontic treatment has proven to be beneficial for the overall desired result. Because a young child’s permanent teeth have not finished erupting, we are able to thoroughly evaluate the front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships and address any impending problems at its earliest stage.

EarlyTreatment

During your child’s initial evaluation we will first determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed, such as harmful oral habits (thumb sucking), potential crowding, open bite, overbite or unprotected protruding teeth. It is possible that immediate treatment is not necessary at the time or even at all. However, if treatment is indicated, we will create a personalized treatment plan for your child that will prove to be the most beneficial for his/her specific case.

Early orthodontic treatment varies between patients, but may include removable or fixed appliances that can eliminate harmful habits, provide more room for crowded, erupting teeth; preserve space for unerupted teeth; create facial symmetry through manipulating jaw growth; reduce the possibility of tooth extraction; and move protruding teeth out of harms way.

To find out if your child is a candidate for early interceptive treatment, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.