Benefits of Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child have their first orthodontic examination by the age of seven. Some orthodontic conditions are simply easier to correct if they’re corrected early. And knowing that your child might need orthodontic treatment simply offers peace of mind. Interceptive orthodontic treatment is all about preventing more severe problems later on. It provides the opportunity for an orthodontist to have control over where the permanent teeth come in by addressing the structure of the jaw and teeth while the primary teeth are still in the mouth. By age seven, your child’s mouth has grown enough and has enough sound structure to know how it will develop as the permanent teeth start to emerge.
The benefits of early intervention by an orthodontist include:
• A better prognosis for how the permanent teeth will develop
• The ability to correct any habits that may be the cause of development problems, such as thumb sucking or tongue pushing
• Correcting bite problems like an open bite, cross bite or deep bite
• The ability to guide the growth of the jaw to accommodate emerging teeth
• Lowering the risk of damage to any protruding teeth
• The ability to improve your child’s appearance
• Creating a more pleasing and functional arrangement of teeth, lips and face
• Alleviating future, and possibly more invasive, dental correction
• Increasing self-esteem and confidence in your child
Even if your child doesn’t need orthodontic treatment, a consultation from Snow Orthodontics will give you the opportunity to become more comfortable with what an orthodontist can do to help your child if future treatment is necessary. We want to see your entire family smile for a lifetime. Building a relationship with us when your child is young is just one of the ways we can make sure of those lasting smiles.
Snow Orthodontics is located at 27421 Tourney Road #180 in Valencia. Call 661-799-0775 to schedule your free orthodontic consultation. Visit us online at: www.drsnow.com.
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