Early Treatment

Even though they may still have some “baby teeth,” certain children are excellent candidates for orthodontic treatment.

What’s the right age? It’s recommended to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven to assess any problems or potential for problems that may be developing.

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Here are some of the benefits of early treatment:

  1. 1. Improves your child’s appearance with proper jaw and tooth alignment, which enhances self-esteem
  2. 2. Creates a more stable long-term result, especially with severe bite problems
  3. 3. Helps prevent fractures to teeth that “stick out”
  4. 4. Reduces or improves the results of the second phase of orthodontic treatment
  5. 5. Attempts to minimize future jaw surgery
  6. 6. Lessens the chance of permanent tooth removal
  7. 7. Easier treatment implementation at an age when some children are more cooperative