Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Early intervention can be beneficial. We will watch how your child’s mouth and teeth grow and develop, so if we see something that needs to be done, we will do it. We will also know exactly when to start treatment if needed.

Early Treatment

The earlier we catch problems with your child’s bite, the simpler they are to fix. The results are often better than if we wait. Also, the results have better long term stability and require less work. We may not need to keep braces on your child for as long when they are younger.

The International Association of Orthodontists (IAO) recommends that children have an orthodontic consultation done as early as seven years old, we have started treatment on patients as early as 6, however, this is rare. We may not have to do anything at this age, other than monitoring the child’s mouth. However, if we continue to watch your child, we can start treatment right away!

Early intervention can be beneficial. We will watch how your child’s mouth and teeth grow and develop, so if we see something that needs to be done, we will do it. We will also know exactly when to start treatment if needed.

You may wonder why the IAO emphasizes age seven. At that age, the first adult molars are coming in and helping establish the back bite. We can then evaluate your child’s bite, both front-to-back and side-to-side. There are many reasons to start treatment early.

Early treatment allows us to do the following:

  • Make room for the permanent teeth when there is overcrowding
  • Ensure facial symmetry
  • Reduce trauma when the front teeth are protruding
  • Create a better airway for the child reducing the likelihood of future sleep apnea problems.

Also, early treatment reduces the need to remove teeth and reduces the time patients must wear braces. Though many people don’t believe in orthodontic treatment, without it you may have to deal with the following problems according to IAO studies:

  • Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
  • Open bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. While with orthodontic treatment, you may have the following benefits:
  • A healthier mouth since crowded teeth can be hard to brush causing cavities and gum disease.
  • Fewer broken teeth since protruding teeth are more likely to get broken.

We truly believe that orthodontic care is about more than just a pretty smile. We believe that it makes you healthier. If you have any questions about orthodontic care, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 281-482-7731 (Friendswood).



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