What age Should We Start Early Treatment?
American Dental Association recommends that the initial evaluation should occur at first sign of problem or no later than age seven (7). Braces might not be necessary at this time but early detection of problems gives us opportunity for more effective treatment plan and a chance for a fantastic smile.
Usually by the age of seven (7) permanent first molars have erupted and the back bite is established and we can check for open bite, crowding, gummy smile. Also we can help with lowering the risk of trauma to protruded and mal aligned teeth.
Some children are embarrass to smile at even young age due to the position of their teeth, and by early detection and treatment planning we can give a child his or her self-esteem back and allow them to smile big like others and be proud.
Why Should We Fix Crowded Teeth?
According to studies by the American Dental Association, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems:
- Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease.
- Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping.
- Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
- Open Bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments.
Ultimately, Braces does more than make a pretty smile – it makes a healthier child.
Call us for an initial complimentary examination for braces, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.
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