For Children

For Children 2017-04-19T16:40:01+00:00

ORTHODONTICS FOR CHILDREN

While there’s no precise age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends seven as the optimal age to pursue orthodontic treatment. The rationale is that by this age, children have a mix of both baby and adult teeth, which makes diagnosing and correcting problems easier.

BENEFITS OF EARLY TREATMENT

  • Correct the growth of your child’s jaw so the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Regulate the width of the upper & lower arches
  • Create space for crowded teeth
  • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later
  • Correct thumb sucking & improve minor speech impediments

It’s not always easy for parents to assess their child orthodontic needs…

SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS OTHODONTIC TREATMENT

  • early/late loss of baby teeth
  • difficulty chewing/biting food
  • mouth-breathing
  • thumb-sucking
  • crowded, blocked or misplaced teeth
  • sounds when opening/closing jaws
  • abnormal teeth grouping or separation
  • disproportionate jaws & teeth
  • crowded front teeth before age eight

Contact us to schedule an orthodontic evaluation. Treatment now gives your child a healthy, beautiful smile later.