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Early Treatment for Effective Results
I’m acutely aware of the fact that many of the orthodontic problems experienced as adults wouldn’t be an issue if the right treatment was given earlier.
When people talk about braces and aligners, it’s easy to assume that they’re only helpful for teenagers. But that’s not the case. The seeds of many of the problems associated with adult teeth are sown during childhood, while children still have their baby teeth.
Excessive spacing between the teeth, overcrowding and bite issues can affect children as young as six, and these problems stay with them for life without intervention. The earlier a child’s orthodontic issues are treated, the easier and less invasive the process will be.
I offer a range of orthodontic treatment options for young children. With the right approach from a young age, I can set your loved-one on the path to a lifetime of confident, healthy smiles.
Whether you’re aware of problems with the position of your child’s teeth or not, a checkup will mean I spot the early signs of misalignments and bite problems that could cause later oral health issues.
What Treatments Are Available?
Finding the proper treatment for every child is essential. I’ll suggest an orthodontic treatment that meets your child’s specific needs. Depending on the type of orthodontic problem and its severity, your child may have:
Wherever possible, I always practice non-extraction dentistry. When straightening a smile, I don’t just look at the teeth. I evaluate the jaw, and assess teeth alongside other facial features to ensure smiles remain in perfect balance and proportion as your child grows.
The Benefits of Children’s Orthodontics
Early orthodontic treatments prevent more complex problems later. Treatment while a child is still young allows jaw growth to be guided and ensures there is sufficient room for the adult teeth to emerge.
Addressing misalignments and bite issues makes it easier for your child to chew and prevents speech and breathing problems.
Crooked teeth often cause confidence issues, even in young children. Fixing your child’s smile will help their self-esteem levels grow.
Although treatment lengths vary depending on the severity of the case, some children may enjoy shorter correction times than an adult with a similar issue.
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It’s Never Too Early
A lifetime of good oral health starts while a child is still young. If your child is affected by orthodontic issues or you’d like an early assessment, call to arrange a consultation today.Learn More