Orthodontics for Children

While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around the age of seven. By this time, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for an orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems without surgery.

Early Treatment Benefits

  • Corrects and guides the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Creates more space for crowded teeth
  • Lessens the need for permanent tooth extractions later
  • Correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems

For parents, It is not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment. It is best to seek an orthodontic consultation. Simply contact us today for your complimentary consultation.

Does Your Child Need Orthodontics?

Following are indicators that your child might need braces:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • A hard time chewing or biting food
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
  • Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
  • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight

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