Early Treatment for Younger Children
Children can benefit from early orthodontic monitoring and evaluations. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends early evaluations to monitor jaw and tooth growth and alignment, beginning at age seven. In some cases, early intervention or treatment may be indicated for younger children if there are bite issues present that can impact their oral health or improve the appearance of their smile.
Phase 1, or interceptive orthodontic treatment, is designed to address some orthodontic issues before they become more pronounced. The treatments are usually shorter in duration and less invasive than full orthodontic treatment that occurs once the majority of permanent teeth have grown into the mouth. Early treatment for younger children can improve their bite and smile appearance, which can be beneficial for children that are self-conscious of the way their smile looks.
For a free orthodontic consultation for your child, contact us at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville. Our orthodontist can perform a thorough exam to evaluate your child’s teeth, bite and jaw development. The health of your child’s smile is as important to us as it is to you, which is why the consultation is always free.