The best time to receive orthodontic treatment is during childhood and adolescence. According to the American Association of Orthodontists®, it’s recommended that a child undergo their first orthodontic screening by the age of 7. We highly encourage you to bring your child to our office by this age for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment allows us to identify and address potential issues before they progress, ultimately saving time and expenses.
Since a young child’s teeth have not yet fully erupted, early orthodontic treatment is beneficial. It enables us to guide the eruption of the teeth and correct any issues as soon as possible. Early orthodontic treatment can benefit your child whether they require fixed or removable appliances by helping to:
- Create space for crowded erupting teeth
- Maintain room for yet-to-erupt teeth
- Promote balanced jaw growth, enhancing facial symmetry
- Potentially reduce the need for tooth extraction
- Decrease overall treatment duration
When you visit our practice with your child, our dentist will assess if treatment is necessary and determine the best time to commence it. If early orthodontic treatment is needed, we will create a personalized treatment plan for optimal results. For more information and to set up your child’s orthodontic consultation at our office, we invite you to call or visit us today!
In addition to providing smile makeovers to residents of Sterling and the surrounding areas, we also provide the following pediatric dentistry services in Sterling: at-home oral health care, pediatric dental appliances, pediatric fluoride treatment, and pediatric sports guards.