You may ordinarily associate orthodontic treatment with starting in the teen years, but it’s recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that kids begin evaluation and care by age 7, and even sooner if there are symptoms and signs to indicate concerns. Our Marietta kids orthodontist can help to give your child a head starts on straight, properly spaced teeth and well-aligned jaws. This is done through methods like active guidance in how her or his teeth are growing and developing. Braces for kids can lessen the chances of needing more complicated treatment later on, and in some cases can eliminate the need for it entirely during adolescence. For many teens, this is especially welcome since those are the years when they are most self-conscious about their appearance. It is also likely to result in less expense for you, and treatments that are much simpler and take less time than they otherwise would.
As part of your child’s regular dental checkup, it may be noticed that he or she is having difficulties with things such as tooth crowding, a bite that’s off, too much space between teeth, protruding teeth, or improper jaw growth. These are issues that tend to worsen if ignored. Getting ahead of the situation early, and making room for teeth that have yet to grow in are just some of the benefits of this type of care from our Marietta kids orthodontist.
There are a host of benefits that can be had from this early treatment, and they include regulating the width of the upper and lower dental arches, guiding the incoming permanent (adult) teeth into desirable positions, decreased risk of trauma to protruding front teeth, correction of thumb or finger sucking, a higher level of self-esteem for her or him, and less change for impacted permanent teeth. He or she will thank you later. Of course, no one looks forward to orthodontic treatment, but everyone likes the outcome of it. And since it is always better to take control of the situation with simpler work by our Marietta kids orthodontist, why not call us today and schedule an appointment for your child?