Orthodontics - Early Treatment
At What age should orthodontics begin?
Dentists and orthodontists can enhance a smile at any age, but aside from this, it is important to note that there is an optimal time period in which to begin orthodontic treatment. It is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontics that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur when the first sign of orthodontic issues are noticed. Otherwise, an orthodontic evaluation should take place no later than age 7. While orthodontic treatment may not be necessary at this early age, a thorough examination will help establish the best time/age to begin treatment.
Less Braces for Sweet Faces
Does your child experience any of the following?
- breathing through the mouth
- sucking his/her thumb (or any other finger(s)
- tongue thrusting
- overactive lips
- reverse swallow
- large overbite
- crowded teeth
- crooked teeth
- teeth that protrude
If the answer is "YES" to any of these symptoms, call us for a FREE consultation. It is possible, that your child is a good candidate for early orthodontic treatment. Here at Advanced Family Dental and Affiliates, we strongly encourage treating children at an early age. We can help improve their jaw and facial development. Besides, treating these issues earlier on often times eliminates the need for braces altogether.
Early orthodontic care can save children from years of braces, especially during the sensitive times of growing up such as their middle and high school experiences. You see, early orthodontic treatment corrects these habits which allows for children to develop good dental alignment and arches. Additionally, they experience improvement in the growth of their jaw which also improves the overall look of the face.
Contact us today to for a FREE consultation on our Less Braces, early orthodontic treatment care.