What are the benefits?
Early interceptive treatment takes advantage of facial growth and tooth eruption, can lessen the severity of a problem, and it frequently makes the completion of treatment at a later age less time consuming.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children have their first orthodontic check-up by age 7. This gives you the best head start on identifying problems and is an optimal time to start early intervention if needed.
What can early treatment do for my child?
Correct harmful oral habits
Improve aesthetics and self-esteem
Improve eruption patterns
Correct crossbite, tooth grinding, and tooth interference
Harmonize width of dental arches
Guide jaw growth
Enhance proper speech development
Lower risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
How do I know if my child needs early interception?
Early or late loss of teeth
Difficulty in chewing or biting
Finger sucking or other oral habits
Crowding, misplaced, or blocked out teeth
Jaw that shifts or makes sounds
Now’s the time!
Like many other health issues, early detection is key to finding the best way to address it. If your child hasn’t had their first orthodontic examination, contact us today to schedule a consultation.