Our dual specialist approach to orthodontics is advantageous for your child! You will receive professional advice from a pediatric specialist and an orthodontist about the growth and development of teeth and oral structures, and what your child's dental future will look like, all at an earlier age.
Many parents already know that the most common time to wear braces is throughout the teen years. However, some problems can be detected earlier. We recommend an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. At this time, children have a combination of permanent and baby teeth. As permanent teeth are coming in, and jaws are developing, we can detect a variety of potential problems. This is the advantage of having a pediatric and orthodontic specialist work together for your child. Patients can be carefully monitored by both doctors as they begin the timing of their orthodontic journey at the most appropriate moment.
Early Treatment Allows The Orthodontist To:
Parents sometimes worry about their child's ability to cooperate prior to the teen years. We have found that in our office, younger children are generally very motivated and excited to begin orthodontic care. As always, we can collaborate with any general dentist or specialist during the orthodontic treatment, to ensure maximum success.
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Find out if your child could benefit from early orthodontics! Call 916-773-6565 to schedule their consultation today!