By the age of seven, orthodontists can usually get a good idea of how children’s teeth are going to grow and where they will need work. Although many kids don’t get equipped with the right orthodontic equipment until their teenage years, addressing orthodontic issues early actually has many advantages.
- Best Results: Early treatment by your child’s orthodontist can produce much better results than waiting for the teeth to fully form. Early screening can inform your dentist about how the entire mouth will develop, allowing prevention to begin. Preventing problems rather than correcting them will give your child the perfect smile that might be impossible to achieve later.
- Prevent Problems: A beautiful smile is one benefit of orthodontics. But misalignment can also cause more serious problems. Early screening and preventative treatment can fix over-, under-, and cross-bites, crowding teeth that lead to cavities, and protruding teeth that cause misshapen mouths. If your child doesn’t see an orthodontist who can catch these problems early, he or she may face years of extensive corrective work.
- Less Time and Money: Prevention is less costly than correction because it fixes a problem before it’s a problem. Without it, your child could face years of dental work to fix teeth, gums, and jaws. If your child visits a pediatric dentist early, he or she will go through one round of orthodontic treatment that results in an impeccable smile for the rest of your child’s life.
If you want to skip the pain and expense of difficult orthodontic correction, bring your child to a pediatric dentist for an early screening. At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry, we provide excellent pediatric dentists and orthodontic services to Long Island families. Call our offices today to speak with our friendly staff members at (516) 308-9288.