Integrated Dental Care recommends children have an orthodontic evaluation as early as age seven. By this stage our dentists can already identify any potential problems and early orthodontics can be highly successful in treating certain issues. These include problems caused by oral habits such as thumb sucking.
How Early Orthodontic Treatment Can Help
The jawbone and facial bones of a young child are still developing and at this stage we can take advantage of growth spurts to help guide these bones into the correct arrangements. There are several advantages in being able to carry out treatment at this particular stage of a child’s development.
Firstly, early orthodontics can help reduce or sometimes even eliminate the need for orthodontics at a later date by helping to create sufficient space for the adult teeth to erupt normally. Secondly, any treatment needed when they are in their teens tends to be more cosmetically oriented and can be more easily completed. Thirdly, by guiding their facial growth, we can help create a pleasing and attractive profile for your child, which can help boost their self-esteem and self-confidence.
If you think your child might benefit from an orthodontic consultation then please contact Integrated Dental Care to arrange an appointment.