All Children should be evaluated for Orthodontic treatment in order to assure proper function and an attractive smile.
The best time for a young person to be evaluated is when he/she have all four upper and lower front teeth or no later than age 7. Your dentist can determine if there are any subtle problems with jaw growth, space for emerging teeth and the bite. Children older than 7 years can still achieve successful orthodontic treatment. If possible early treatment as the face, jaw and teeth are developing just becomes easier.
Just because a child's baby teeth appear straight does not mean that the permeate teeth will be straight. Your dentist can detect early developing problems during a child's routine check-up. Regular monitoring may be recommended during the child's growth and development. Early treatment may be appropriate to prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing further. In other cases, treatment may need to wait until the face and jaws have finished growing in order to achieve the best results.
Typical Early Treatment:
- Guide jaw growth
- Reduced trauma risk to protruding front teeth
- Change harmful oral habits
- Appearance enhancement
- Guide permanent teeth into the proper position
- Create a symmetric balance of teeth, lips and face
Ask your dentist about an orthodontic evaluation.