Having your child evaluated early can offer some real advantages such as creating room for new teeth, spotting an overbite and yes, even reducing the need for braces.
Orthodontic Treatment for Children
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, your child should be properly evaluated by a trained orthodontist no later than age 7. Of course, Snyder Orthodontics can treat a smile at any age, but there are real advantages to early evaluation, such as creating room for erupting teeth, spotting an overbite or reducing the need for braces.
The benefits of early orthodontic evaluation and treatment include:
- Easier treatment and reducing the potential need for braces
- Prevention of malocclusions and jaw misalignment
- Decreased treatment time for braces
- Properly aligned teeth are easier to care for and have less wear
- Increased facial symmetry from influencing the growth of the jaw
- Generating more room for crowded, erupting teeth
- Preserving the ideal amount of space for unerupted teeth
- Lessening the need for tooth removal
Parents Guide to Orthodontics
Is it time for your child or teen to get braces? Maybe you’ve noticed them having difficulty speaking clearly, or even the front teeth sticking out due to a long-gone thumb sucking habit. When it comes to your son or daughter getting braces, let this information from the American Association of Orthodontists serve as your guide to what every parent can expect.
- Orthodontic Consultations for Kids
- Orthodontist vs. Family Dentist
- Early Intervention
- How Long Will My Child Wear Braces
- Treatment Costs
- Will Our Dental Insurance Cover My Child’s Treatment?
- Glossary of Terms
- And More