More often than not, orthodontic problems during childhood only get worse as your little one grows. The truth is, teeth that fit together well look and function better than those that don’t. By intercepting these issues now, your family can save time and money on orthodontics in the future.
Child braces, or Phase I treatment, can stop these minor concerns from turning into major bite and misalignment issues. If your child is already showing signs of an overbite, overcrowding, or other orthodontic concerns, we can help keep their smile healthy and beautiful with child braces.
We recommend Phase I treatment to:
Promote easier chewing
Prevent tooth decay
Protect teeth from cracks or breaks
Improve self esteem
Without early treatment, your child’s orthodontic issues may worsen and cause more damage to their oral health. By getting proper treatment now, their teeth will function better, be easier to clean, and look better too.
It’s tough to tell if your child needs braces by just looking at their smile. That’s why the American Association of Orthodontist (AAO) recommends every child see an orthodontist for an evaluation by age seven. By this age, your child already has some of their permanent teeth, so we can start seeing potential orthodontic concerns.
Not all of these problems are hard to spot though. Some can be spotted at home. Contact our office if you notice your child shows:
Biting their cheeks
Sucking their thumb or fingers