Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Spotting initial alignment problems and early intervention lead to better outcomes for children. Youngsters who may have such issues can be seen as early as age seven according to the American Association of Orthodontists. Usually around the age of eight or nine the stage is set for prevention of various bite problems. At Park Slope Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics your child will be seen in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that is fun to experience as well as informative.

Our staff has been trained to work with kids of all ages allaying their fears and helping them to feel comfortable about the dental procedures they will undergo. We make early orthodontic treatment a breeze for your child. While conquering the challenges your child may face with proper alignment, we build up your child’s self-esteem and confidence to go with that beautiful straight smile.

Phase One Orthodontics

Typically, when a child needs early orthodontic treatment it begins around eight or nine years of age. The procedures involved are used to mitigate developing problems such as an under bite or when there is going to be over crowding of teeth in the upper arch. Expansion of the upper jaw while the jaw is still growing helps top teeth get in better alignment with those on the bottom.

Another advantage of early orthodontic treatment is that it may prevent future tooth extractions. Often when crowding takes place some teeth need to be extracted in order to make room for others that have yet to erupt. When the jaw is expanded to accommodate those teeth, they can come in without crowding.

While some early treatment may need to be followed up with further procedures in the teen years, when indicated by your orthodontist, it provides your youngster with a beautiful, confident smile. Our orthodontists are always happy to sit down with you and explain the benefits of early orthodontic treatment, what to expect, and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today schedule an appointment.

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