Early Orthodontic Treatment
Often, our patients with suffer from malocclusion and habits which can impede on their development from an early age. We follow up with our patients and can provide counseling and cessation. We can also provide limited orthodontic measures to help alleviate these problems as soon as they are diagnosed. We work closely with our orthodontic colleagues and can refer when needed.
About Early Orthodontic Treatment
Early orthodontic treatment is a type of dental care that helps correct misaligned teeth and jaws before they become more serious problems later on in life. It can help improve the overall health of your child’s mouth, as well as their self-confidence. Early orthodontic treatment has many benefits, including correcting bite issues before they become more severe, preventing future dental problems such as overcrowding or jaw pain, improving self-confidence by giving your child a beautiful smile sooner rather than later, and saving money by avoiding more costly treatments down the road.
There are several types of early orthodontic treatments available to help address various issues related to misalignment. These include Space maintainers for keeping open spaces between baby teeth until permanent ones come in; palatal expanders for widening the upper jaw if it is too narrow; headgear to move back protruding front teeth and removable appliances like aligners or plates which can be used to correct minor alignment issues without having to use traditional braces.
No matter what type of early orthodontic treatment your child needs, it is important that you work with an experienced pediatric dentist who understands how best to treat young mouths. The earlier these issues are addressed, the better chance there is at avoiding bigger problems down the line; so do not wait. Make sure you schedule regular checkups with Pearly Whites Children's Dentistry so we can keep an eye on any potential alignment concerns and get them taken care of right away.