Early Treatment

It’s most often thought that a child’s teenage years are the initial time to visit an orthodontist and begin orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign Teen. However, as your trusted Louisville and Erie children’s orthodontist and team, we at Caraway Orthodontics want to dispel this common myth. The truth is that it’s actually vital for a child to come in to visit the orthodontist at an early age. This visit can provide many benefits for a child and offer him or her a much brighter orthodontic future.

The Perfect Age for Early Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receive his or her first orthodontic screening at the age of seven. Due to the molars erupting at about this age, this is the earliest time that we can address a patient’s front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. By performing a screening at this time, we’re able to recognize potential problems at an early age and then correct them before they become any more serious. In the long run, this will save you and your child time and also money.

Your Child’s First Visit

During your child’s initial visit with us, we’ll determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed. This can include potential crowding, overbites, or gummy smiles. It’s entirely possible that treatment isn’t necessary at this time or at all. However, if treatment is necessary, we’ll then create a customized and personalized plan that will be most beneficial for your child’s specific case.

Benefits of Early Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment can provide many benefits for a child. It can:

  • Preserve space for emerging permanent teeth.
  • Manipulate jaw growth to improve facial symmetry.
  • Reduce the risk of chipping protruding front teeth.
  • Lessen the need for tooth extraction.
  • Reduce overall orthodontic treatment time.

Contact Your Louisville and Erie Children’s Orthodontist Today!

If you have any questions about early treatment or you’d like to learn about our Louisville and Erie Invisalign Teen orthodontic treatment, we hope you’ll contact us. If you’re interested in scheduling a visit with your children’s orthodontist, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (303) 665-7333 for our Louisville office or (303) 828-0454 for our Erie office. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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