The American Association Of Orthodontists’ Recommends Children Should Visit An Orthodontist By The Time They are Seven, Especially If There Any Signs Of Orthodontic Problems.
Children at this age have enough permanent teeth for an Orthodontist to determine if any treatment will be required and if there is any concern for future problems to develop. Prevention of permanent, long term effects caused by certain conditions is the goal with early orthodontics. Correcting bite issues, jaw misalignments, or preventing crowding of permanent teeth will help to reduce the amount of treatment needed as the child ages.
Treatment at this young of an age is not always needed, but in some cases, starting Phase I treatments (also known as interceptive treatment) can help to avoid more invasive treatments when the child is older.
Examples of orthodontic concerns that may be corrected with Phase I treatment include:
- narrow jaws
- severe crowding
- protruded front teeth
- large overbite
- open bite
- deep bite
If you are concerned about your child’s teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dave today. He will conduct a thorough examination of your child’s mouth and teeth and then discuss with you what your child’s specific needs are. In most cases, simply monitoring your child’s teeth is sufficient.
Visit With Our Orthodontist & Schedule Your Exam Today!
If you’re ready to see the orthodontist, Dr. Dave, you can schedule an appointment at your convenience. If you have more questions about your first visit, your current treatment, or general orthodontic info, give us a call or email and we’ll be happy to help you out. On behalf of our Cypress office, we wish you the best and hope to see your smile soon!