Orthodontic Treatment for Children
When Should Your Child See an Orthodontist?
Although there is no definitive age, as each person’s teeth mature at a different pace, most children can start seeing an orthodontist by the age of 7 as it is usually the time when their teeth have matured enough to get braces.
Moreover, being a parent, another important consideration you need to make is whether or not they are facing any problems with their smile. By diagnosing problems earlier on and getting the appropriate orthodontic treatment on time, you can prevent serious problems, and even save a considerable amount of money in the long run.
Why Is Early Treatment So Important?
Choosing to get your child treated early allows our orthodontic professional, Dr. Naeemah Lewis, to guide and correct the growth of your child’s jaw. This, in turn, prevents problems in the teen and adult years of their life.
Not only this, early treatment also allows Dr. Naeemah Lewis to create more space between crowded teeth, correct thumb sucking as well as regulate the width of lower and upper arches. In most cases, it will also prevent your child from getting tooth extraction when they are older.
These are just a few benefits of getting early orthodontic treatment. For more information about how orthodontic treatment can help your children, feel free to contact us today and we will guide you through with a ‘smile’!